Israel’s Water – Tiyul
09/11-8:30 am₪165.00 – ₪185.00
8.00am Tuesday 9 November
All attendees must have a Green Pass or evidence of a negative COVID test within the prior 72 hours.
We head north to visit two operations of Mekorot, the Israeli National Water Company.
We start our day at the Sapir site, the pumping station of the National Water Carrier (HaMovil HaArtzi) – which is Israel’s main water artery.
On our guided tour we will see a presentation, explanatory films, and a tour of the site including the station’s pumping units. At this site water is pumped from the Sea of Galilee to a height of 250 meters – more than 80 floors! Our bus will then take us to the nearby Chera lookout that overlooks beautiful scenery and the siphon that carries water across the “Amud” stream.
Between our two tours we will we stop at the picnic spot near Golani junction to eat our packed lunches.
The Eshkol site, located in the Beit Netofa Valley, next to the Hamovil Junction contains two giant water reservoirs, which collect water from the Sea of Galilee and a central water filtering plant. The water is treated to improve the quality before it is pumped into a closed pipeline and sent south by means of the National Carrier. On site is Mekorot’s main Visitors’ Center. Our visit begins with a spectacular multi-sensory exhibit of water, lights, colors and sounds, combined with a fascinating explanation of Israel’s water sources and the treatment methods applied before supplying excellent quality drinking water to all parts of Israel. See great views of the reservoirs and the surrounding area.
Bring your own lunch.
Price for members NIS 165
Price for non-members NIS 185
Depart heading north, first pick up: Tennis Courts 8.00am
Return: approx. 4.30pm
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