The sign shape is square but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
The water tower and the sign in front of it were photographed that day Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
The emblem of the Emek Hefer local council
The emblem of Moshav Hadar-Am The Water Tower - Hadar Am
Moshav Hadar-Am was founded in 1934 and the water supply to the farms of the first families, until the construction of the water tower, was made from the water pools of Kfar Haim and Kfar Yedidya. The supply of water to the agricultural areas of the locality (mainly orchards) was done directly from the three water wells of the village.
The water tower, designed by engineer David Pritzker from Tel Aviv, was built in 1951 to meet the needs of the population and farms in Hadar Am, whose number increased greatly after the establishment of the state. Since the tower was not to be used either for conservation purposes or as a building for public activity, as was customary in the 1930s in other water towers, special emphasis was placed on its aesthetics. (From a distance, the pillars that support the pool appear to be diagonal, even though they stand at a right angle).
With the connection of the moshav’s water system to Mekorot’s national system, in the 1990s, the use of the water tower was discontinued.
In 2010 a major conservation work was carried out to prevent the collapse of the tower. The conservation work was funded by the Hadar-Am Water Association and the local committee, and with the assistance of the Heritage Sites Preservation Council in Israel and the Emek Hefer Regional Council, in recognition of its historical value for future generations.