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Sign: Kfar Vitkin - The Water tower

Mish’ol Ganim 2, Kfar Vitkin, Israel
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On the sign:
כפר ויתקין

מגדל המים
מגדל המים הינו סמל הכפר. בנייתו החלה בשנת 1932, טרם העליה לקרקע. העבודה הושלמה ב-1933.
גובה המגדל 16 מ’ ולו 4 קומות, בקומה הראשונה חדר היצוק מבטון אשר שימש במשך השנים: כבנק "קופה מלווה וחיסכון", כתחנת "משטרת היישובים העבריים" בתקופת המנדט, כלשכת עבודה ועזרה הדדית של הכפר, כמחסן הנשק הרשמי של שומרי הכפר.
הקומה השניה והשלישית הן קומות עמודים ומעליהן בקומה הרביעית נמצאת בריכה בנפח של 100 מ"ק המשמשת לאגידת מים, לוויסות הצריכה ולהגברת לחץ המים.
בשל גובהו שימש גג המגדל כעמדת תצפית וקשר לאיתות לישובי הסביבה באמצעות אורות ודגלים, כיום מגדל המים אינו בשימוש.
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A sign from a series of signs depicting buildings in the history of Kfar Vitkin

The water tower was photographed that day Click for a larger image

On the upper part of the tower is written: Kfar Vitkin 1930

As indicated on the sign, the tower appears in the Moshav emblem Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Kfar Vitkin

The water tower
The water tower is the symbol of the village. Its construction began in 1932, before rising to the ground. The work was completed in 1933.
The tower is 16 m high and has 4 floors, on the first floor is a concrete cast room that has been used over the years: as a "lending and savings fund" bank, as a station of the "Hebrew Localities Police" during the Mandate, as a labor bureau and mutual aid of the village, as the official weapons depot of the village guards.
The second and third floors are columned floors and above them on the fourth floor is a pool with a volume of 100 cubic meters that is used for water collection, regulation of consumption and increasing water pressure.
Due to its height, the roof of the tower was used as an observation post and a signal to the surrounding communities using lights and flags, today the water tower is not in use.

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