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water supply

the supply of purified water available to a community.
the facilities for storing and supplying this water, as reservoirs and pipelines.
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water-supply, adjective Unabridged
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  • The village gets all its water supply from the public fountains.

    Average Americans Theodore Roosevelt
  • Also our water supply had given out, and we must beg some from the "government people."

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • They serve as reservoirs for the water supply of towns and power plants and as sources of ice and fish.

    The Red Man's Continent Ellsworth Huntington
  • This was evidently the means of water supply to the dweller or dwellers in the cottage.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
  • Before buying irrigation machinery, it is a good plan to test the water supply by temporary means.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
British Dictionary definitions for water supply

water supply

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