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.