Tirtanadi Water Tower is one of Medan's Icons. The existence of this tower can be said to be vital for the city of Medan. The building was founded in 1908, by the Dutch government, as a water reservoir for the community field. But not all people can take advantage of the terrain of the water tower, only the middle and upper classes are allowed to utilize the water tower as a source of water for daily needs. Middle-class society still use wells to meet their water needs daily.
Aside from being a supplier of water for the local residents, the tower is also a city of landmarks in Medan at the era. Construction of the tower is also inseparable from the development of colonial government-owned water company Netherlands, under the name NV. Water leiding Ajer Beresih Maatschappij, which is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Maybe today you often hear the term "tap water" and "water", the second term above is derived from the Dutch language, and ajer leiding beresih. Because so the length of the Dutch colonial era, the language used by the people became mixed with the Dutch language.
Even today, the term is often used by the people of Indonesia. The strategic location, easy access to transport the water tower. Water Tower Tirtanadi now officially belong Tirtanadi taps, located at the intersection of Jl. Sisingamangaraja 1, not far from Soeichi International Hotel. Even from a distance the tower has a height of 42 meters and weigh up to 330 tons can be seen. Tirtanadi taps also provide drinking water that can be drunk directly by the people who were passing in the surrounding area.