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Lavatoio di via Lupo (Public wash in Lupo street) was built at the end of 19th century in order to compensate for the lack of running water in the houses of Citta Alta. At that time almost all houses were built with very poor sanitary conditions. The cholera epidemic of 1884 and the alarm of the action of water quality in Citta Alta, which the doctors had indicated as the primary cause of the spread of typhoid, created motiffs for great preocupation. The resurgence of the disease manifested itself with punctual regularity.
The public wash was in use up to mid of 20th century, surviving in the years after a hasty decision to shoot it down.
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