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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
  • And, ironically enough, it occurred to no one to ask about the water supply.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl
  • 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
  • What about the wells the settlers are digging for water supply?

    Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl
  • 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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