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water supply

noun
1.
the supply of purified water available to a community.
2.
the facilities for storing and supplying this water, as reservoirs and pipelines.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
Related forms
water-supply, adjective
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  • The heart of the system is a cleaning table complete with sink and cold-water supply.
  • Elevated feeding and watering stations keep birds from fouling the water supply with feathers, feather dander, and droppings.
  • Each cottage has a bathroom but the hot water supply seems complicated.
  • Students will review the water cycle and investigate how a region's water supply can become contaminated.
  • Your teacher will tell you the name of the local agency that manages your school's water supply.
  • Also discuss the importance of having a clean drinking water supply.
  • Desalination inevitably leaves behind a concentrated brine, which can harm the environment and even the water supply itself.
  • And they all drink from the same dwindling water supply.
  • When the glaciers are gone, some decades from now, the water supply will be diminished.
  • Listen for news reports to learn whether the community's water supply is safe to drink.
British Dictionary definitions for water supply

water supply

noun
1.
an arrangement of reservoirs, purification plant, distribution pipes, etc, for providing water to a community
2.
the supply of treated and purified water for a community
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