water supply

the supply of purified water available to a community.
the facilities for storing and supplying this water, as reservoirs and pipelines.


water-supply, adjective
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water supply
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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Example sentences
The heart of the system is a cleaning table complete with sink and cold-water
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.
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