Definitions for tap water
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
water obtained via a plumbing system directly from a faucet or tap.
Origin of tap water:
water directly from the spigot
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
water from a faucet
Can you drink the tap water here?
Water that has come from a tap.
Tap water is potable water supplied to a tap inside the household or workplace. It is a principal component of "outdoor plumbing", which became available in suburban areas of the developed world during the last half of the 19th century, and common during the mid-20th century. The application of technologies involved in providing clean water to homes, businesses and public buildings is a major subfield of sanitary engineering. Calling potable water "tap water" distinguishes it from the other main types of potable water, such as water from rainwater-collecting cisterns, from village pumps, or from streams, rivers, or lakes.
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