water tower

noun
1.
a vertical pipe or tower into which water is pumped to a height sufficient to maintain a desired pressure for firefighting, distribution to customers, etc.
2.
a fire-extinguishing apparatus for throwing a stream of water on the upper parts of a tall burning building.

Origin:
1880–85

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water tower
 
n
a reservoir or storage tank mounted on a tower-like structure at the summit of an area of high ground in a place where the water pressure would otherwise be inadequate for distribution at a uniform pressure

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Example sentences
Amenities include flush toilets, a potable-water tower, picnic tables and
  grills.
Water from an old water tower spills into a wooden sluice, where you can wash
  away the dirt to reveal your treasures.
The water tower also provides some of the best views of the city.
For years, the city has been known for the smiley face painted on its water
  tower.
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