- the supply of purified water available to a community.
- the facilities for storing and supplying this water, as reservoirs and pipelines.
Origin of water supply
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for water supply
Investigation of the water-supply showed the undoubted cause of the epidemic.Rural Hygiene
Henry N. Ogden
Does your city or town have a central source of water-supply?A Handbook of Health
Boston had already a bathroom, a water-supply, a furnace, and gas.The Education of Henry Adams
Do I understand, sir, that you have actually put some germ into the Birmingham water-supply?The Blue Germ
The water-supply, roads, education, are questions of this type.The Next Step
- 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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