Square A (c. 3×3 m; Figs. 3, 4)
A foundation wall (W103; width 0.6 m) of a water channel that did not survive was discovered. The wall, built of small and medium kurkar stones (max. length 0.4 m) that were haphazardly dressed, was preserved six courses high (0.66 m). The plaster remains indicate that the wall had been coated with plaster. Extending north from the wall for a distance of c. 2 m was a water channel (L104; width c. 0.6 m) lined with hydraulic plaster. The channel sloped steeply (c. 10%) toward a water reservoir that did not survive and was presumably located nearby. Two phases were discovered in the channel and its upper part was sealed with two stones. Two layers of collapse, which indicate of the prolonged use of the channel and the repairs made to it, were discovered near the channel and W103.
Square B (c. 4×4 m; Figs. 5, 6)
A surface (L105) of medium-sized kurkar stones (max. length 0.5 m) and founded on two concrete beams, was affixed to the north of W103. The surface presumably served as a base of an installation, possibly a water reservoir.
In an aerial photograph taken by the German air force in 1918 one can see the area was covered with orchards. The area is also designated as an orchard on the Mandatory maps of the 1930s and 1940s. We know from historical sources that in the 1940s the orchard belonged to Moshe Hayyim Katz, an American citizen, for whom the Pardes Katz neighborhood was named.
It seems that the remains exposed in the excavation were connected to these orchards and they enrich our knowledge about the agriculture in the region during the Ottoman period and the British Mandate era.