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“The pump”

The construction of the harbour in Hällevik started in 1916. Very early, a well was drilled in the southern part of the fishing village. Water was necessary for mixing the large quantities of concrete needed for joining the rocks for the piers. The drillers tapped into an artesian spring that propelled the water upwards. Ironically, no pump was necessary to get the water high over the ground level. The water still flows, except during long dry seasons. It is cold as well as tasty to drink. Formerly, it was common for local people to get their water here to make coffee. They thought it made the coffee delicious.