In 1937, Sáenz Peña went through a distressing drought by which the municipality requested assistance to the national Government. This sent a drill team that worked on the block 60, which was then a square. The water obtained was classified as “non-potable” and allocated it to the irrigation of the streets. The drought was overcome as so many others, according to the Catholic community by the arrival of Don Orione; while the water obtained from the well of the block 60 itched all metal surfaces, including the water truck.
By 1941, water motivated comments: ran down the gutter towards the Avenue 28 – leaving it whit saltpeter – giving the opportunity to residents of discovering its healing virtues (a dog suffering from scabies, whose owner bathed him in the gutter was cured in a few days). Czech immigrants compared them with others of similar characteristics in their country. The engineer Viapiano, who came to build the Mercado Municipal, also warned of possible properties.
Finally the municipal Secretary, Julio Oscherov, drew attention to the Mayor Dr. José Pavlotzky, who personally led a carboy of 10 litres of water to Bs. As. for analysis.
It was then that the saenzpeñenses knew that we had curative water in Sáenz Peña. Viapiano built the first bath, consisting of a small room. Pavlotzky, socialist, medical doctor, dreamed for the city large projects related to spas.