In the past, the residents of Pyrgos, along with those of all other Cypriot settlements, obtained water for their domestic and agricultural needs from the residential area. The transfer includes estates outside the residential zone. The transport of water to the homes and properties was arduous and tiring, particularly for the women who were responsible for it, regardless of whether they had an animal, typically a donkey, which made the work somewhat easier. As time passed, humans developed numerous techniques for extracting water from the surface of the planet. Alakati was one such effective method that was employed for an extended period of time.