water fallen as rain.
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How to use rainwater in a sentence
Temperature swings are incessant and severe, as hot wastewater from showers and washing machines mixes with captured rainwater.One city’s fight to solve its sewage problem with sensors | Andrew Zaleski | April 28, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
The stormwater pipes are important because they give that rainwater a place to go instead of pooling in streets or yards, causing floods.Environment Report: The High Cost of Getting Rid of Water | MacKenzie Elmer | February 8, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Birds and high winds have broken some of the 650 unprotected neon tubes that stretch 4,400 linear feet, and rainwater has infiltrated the connectors.Domino Sugar is replacing its massive neon landmark in Baltimore — and hopes no one will notice a difference | Colin Campbell | February 7, 2021 | Washington Post
They’ve uncovered spots others likely never knew about, like the New Jersey State Hospital for the Insane and the rainwater drains under Sydney.A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it. | Sarah Scoles | January 5, 2021 | Popular-Science
Farmers have been struggling in India to grow crops, as they are still heavily reliant on rainwater.UrbanKisaan is betting on vertical farming to bring pesticide-free vegetables to consumers and fight India’s water crisis | Manish Singh | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
The deluge comes from the ceiling, where excess rainwater has worked its way into the subway car from outside.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway | Kevin Zawacki | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They had to stay on a patch of asphalt that had been put down to keep rainwater from bleeding into the contaminated soil.Fukushima N-Plant Will Be Surrounded by a Wall of Ice | Josh Dzieza | September 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A lot of older cities have sewer systems that take rainwater, sewage, and industrial wastewater in the same pipe.Surfing Is Less Mystical and More High Tech Says a New Book | Josh Dzieza | August 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some solbreeders still exist on nearby anchored ships, living off fish and rainwater, and some hope of eventual rescue.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks | Max Brooks | January 14, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
RH: The planking system drains into the plantings so only about 20 percent of the rainwater will go into the sewer system.
Here and there were small pools—mere discs of rainwater with a tinge of blood.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
A little rainwater wont hurt meI aint neither sugar nor salt.Ruth Fielding At Sunrise Farm | Alice B. Emerson
All my saved rainwater was turned brackish, save that in my largest vessel which was sheltered in the lee of the pyramid.The Jacket (The Star-Rover) | Jack London
Common yellow soap is better than scented soap, and rainwater than ordinary water.What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Some of it was carried along by rainwater, but generally it remained: in any case it was noxious and dangerous.Life in a Medival City | Edwin Benson
British Dictionary definitions for rainwater
water from rain (as distinguished from spring water, tap water, etc)
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