In 2009 a collaboration agreement was signed between the Fundación Agua Granada, a foundation that works for the general interest of the environment, and the Agencia Albaicín for the “Conservation and Maintenance of the Public Cisterns in the Albaicín district” (Conservación y el Mantenimiento de los Aljibes Públicos del barrio del Albaicín). The aim is to promote the use and enjoyment of these heritage elements by citizens and visitors, as well as to avoid the damage caused by erosion and wear and tear over the time and the vandalism, that unfortunately, happen frequently.
Thanks to this agreement, many cisterns were restored, cleaned and repaired, including the cisterns of Zenete, San Cristobal, San Luis and Trillo, among others. However, the Albaicín cisterns’ conservation also requires a special control and monitoring due to their heritage nature, besides the usual and typical maintenance work associated with municipal property. In the same way, it is also necessary to apply treatments and techniques of conservation and protection in accordance with the nature of their heritage.
In order to guarantee the conservation of the Albaicín’s cisterns in the right conditions, the Agencia Albaicín, which has been in charge of managing The Maintenance and Conservation Cisterns Plan (Plan de Mantenimiento y Conservación de los Aljibes) since 2009, established a new collaboration agreement with the Fundación Agua Granada on 21th July 2016. The aim of this agreement is to implement the appropriate measures to prevent the deterioration of the site due to its vulnerability.