A short walk up Imġarr ix-Xini Valley from the bay of the same name lies a remnant of 18th Century Engineering. This is the Imġarr ix-Xini Pumping Station, which used to serve the villages surrounding Imġarr with fresh water in a time when Gozo when depended on natural springs and surface flow for its supply of water.
The pumping station was eventually shut down with the construction of the Xewkija Pumping Station which outpaced the technology used in the Imġarr ix-Xini set-up.
Explorers walking up the valley may enter this abandoned structure and observe a deep shaft as well as the set-up of how the pumping station used to operate. The structure is fairly dangerous and caution is advised.