Definitions for water supply

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter supply`(n.)

  1. the supply of purified water available to a community.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  2. the facilities for supplying this water.

    Category: Civil Engineering

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. water system, water supply, water(noun)

    a facility that provides a source of water

    "the town debated the purification of the water supply"; "first you have to cut off the water"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Water supply

    a supply of water; specifically, water collected, as in reservoirs, and conveyed, as by pipes, for use in a city, mill, or the like


  1. Water supply

    Water supply is the provision of water by public utilities, commercial organisations, community endeavors or by individuals, usually via a system of pumps and pipes. Irrigation is covered separately.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Water Supply

    Source, means, or process of supplying water (as for a community) usually including reservoirs, tunnels, and pipelines and often the watershed from which the water is ultimately drawn. (Webster, 3d ed)


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