water system

a river and all its branches.
a system of supplying water, as throughout a metropolitan area.


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water system
1.  a river and all its tributaries
2.  a system for supplying water to a community

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Example sentences
Most people think that the current water system can cope with urban growth far
  into the future.
And there is a growing trend for cities to sell the water system to private
However that saved money must be spend on the water system.
Includes a relatively large loft area, gray water system, and a compost toilet.
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