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Jordan Waters Reach Southern Distribution Station from Lake Tiberias

A second test of all sections of Israel’s National Water Carrier pipe network brought water from Lake Tiberias to the Southern distributing station north of Petah Tikvah, Agriculture Minister Moshe Dayan disclosed early today.

President Shazar visited the installations at Lake Tiberias pumping station and later viewed the 70-mile system between Lake Tiberias and Petah Tikvah in a helicopter flight. He was accompanied by Gen. Dayan, and officials of the Mekorot Company, which is in charge of operating the huge project. Gen. Dayan reported on the second test at a fiftieth anniversary meeting at Kvutzat Kineret.

Gen. Dayan described the second test as a complete one. The first partial test took place during the first week in May.