The station was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
: Bayt Susin Station
Year of establishment: 1948
Established as part of a "Shiloah operation" to supply water to besieged Jerusalem during the War of Independence.
A lightning operation by Mekorot. The convenient water line passed adjacent to the "Burma Road".
The station served as a booster (auxiliary pump) that pushes the water that came from the drillings of Rehovot towards Jerusalem. Two boosters were built on the site, which were built in protected concrete structures for security reasons.
The Bayt Susin station operated until 1952. This year, the "Mandatory line" that carried water from the Rosh HaAyin springs and the "parallel line" that carried water from Eshtaol to Sha’ar HaGai were reactivated, and both supplied the water to Jerusalem.
Rehabilitation and cleaning of the station and its surroundings was done by Mekorot employees from the central area and a spokesperson and information department at Mekorot.