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water rate

noun
  1. a charge made for the public supply of water
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Historical Examples of water rate

  • "The water-rate perhaps," answered Hester, opening her own letter as she withdrew to read it.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • In one village the spring became at once brackish when a water-rate was levied, and turned sweet again when the tax was remitted.

  • We hear, however, that he intends to have another try when the water-rate is not quite so high.