Sweetwater river

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The sweetwater river is a large grey aqueduct found in Braavos.[1]

Because the water from the lagoon in which Braavos is located is brackish and briny, the canal water is not drinkable without first boiling it.[2] Thus, the Braavosi built the sweetwater river to supply themselves with clean water. A grey stone roadway supported by three tiers of arches traveling from the south, looming above the canals and houses, it brings fresh water from the mainland across the mudflats and the briny shallows. Rich men pipe it directly into their homes, while commoners fill buckets at public fountains.[3] The sweetwater river enters the city on the south side of the city, crossing the Long Canal and Green Canal, before ending at the Moon Pool.[1][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 34, Cat Of The Canals.
  2. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 6, Arya I.
  3. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 26, Samwell III.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: Braavos.