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NAŠE REFERENCE: projekti zbog kojih smo ponosni

Jezerac on the Goranac plateau forms a unique transition between the Herzegovinian karst and bare ground, Jezerac is certainly a source of drinking water, which is near Škutor's houses at 830 m above sea level.

According to legend, it was found 220 years ago during a period of great drought. This well has living water, and according to tradition, it was built by the old Croats. As legend has it, a man noticed his ox drinking water under a sod under which a puddle of water was found, and this is the reason why people later excavated it.

The result was the discovery of a large stone-walled well, approximately 9 meters deep and wide, and 33 steps leading to its bottom. Jezerac was the salvation of the Goranac regiment many times, especially during times of great drought and famine. In the past, i.e. since the 50s of the 20th century, this well has been neglected and forgotten.

A group of residents of this parish restored the well in the summer of 2004, and that's how Jezerac got its new shape. This extremely demanding work of the parishioners and all those who contributed to the present appearance of Jezerac is worthy of praise, as well as an incentive for others to restore everything that our ancestors left us.

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We go to Jezerec, definitely the biggest open well I've ever come across anywhere; I have no doubt that it is Roman, not at all, it is that construction, I have seen similar ones in the east and west of Herzegovina, this one must have been important to the Romans, because the Roman road ran through exactly where the narrow mountain road partially runs even today, neither did those who lived before the Romans or those who have been living for thousands of years after them, the mountain puddles that dry up in the summer were not enough to supply life-saving water, neither for soldiers nor farmers, nor for livestock nor for the field. This well has living water! Of the three such between the Neretva on the one hand, and Radobolje on the other, Planinica and Raška Gora, and in the distance the Lištica river, this one is the most generous. Tradition says that the well was not known at all until "several" centuries ago, and the signs of the allegation are due to their scientific uncertainty. Then a young man discovered it! Exactly. 

It is nine meters wide and twelve deep! Everything is in stone, as if it was built a few years ago, not a few thousand years ago. Ljubo tells me that down there, on the petrified bottom, there are carved signs on one stone; I think it is about the year of construction and maybe the name of the builder. There are thirty-three steps to get down to the bottom. All equal. But no one has ever seen them all, maybe only some clear water diver. The level never changes, it only drops by one meter in the summer. There will be a crowd of little swimmers. The water is always cold and drinkable. People guard it. They repaired the stone cornice, filled the joints to prevent it from falling apart. They straightened its edges, so you can sit down nicely and marvel at that mountain eye. Life here depended on him, that's for sure. 

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