How does Madeira get water?

Madeira Islands drinking tap water comes from underground springs in the mountains and always has a constant supply due to the high mountains where there's enough rain throughout the year. Even though at sea level it rarely rains and its always summer all year round.

What does Levada mean in Madeira?

to carryThe Levadas (from the Portuguese verb “levar” – to carry) are a system of channels or aqueducts of many kilometres in length, mostly bordering mountains but also going through them, with several stretches over rugged rocks, to bring water from different sources to its intermediate or final uses.

Can you drink the water in Funchal?

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