What does tap water mean?

Definitions for tap water
tap wa·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tap waternoun

    water directly from the spigot

Wiktionary

  1. tap waternoun

    Water that has come from a tap.

Wikipedia

  1. Tap water

    Tap water (also known as faucet water, running water, or municipal water) is water supplied through a tap, a water dispenser valve. In many countries, tap water usually has the quality of drinking water. Tap water is commonly used for drinking, cooking, washing, and toilet flushing. Indoor tap water is distributed through indoor plumbing, which has existed since antiquity but was available to very few people until the second half of the 19th century when it began to spread in popularity in what are now developed countries. Tap water became common in many regions during the 20th century, and is now lacking mainly among people in poverty, especially in developing countries. Governmental agencies commonly regulate tap water quality. Household water purification methods such as water filters, boiling, or distillation can be used to treat tap water's microbial contamination to improve its potability. The application of technologies (such as water treatment plants) involved in providing clean water to homes, businesses, and public buildings is a major subfield of sanitary engineering. Calling a water supply "tap water" distinguishes it from the other main types of fresh water which may be available; these include water from rainwater-collecting cisterns, water from village pumps or town pumps, water from wells, or water carried from streams, rivers, or lakes (whose potability may vary).

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  1. tap water

    Tap water is the water that is supplied to homes, businesses, schools and other establishments through a system of pipes by local utilities or public water suppliers. It is typically treated and purified to meet certain quality standards, making it safe for drinking, cooking, and other domestic uses.

Wikidata

  1. Tap water

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tap water in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tap water in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tap water in a Sentence

  1. David Andrews:

    The important part is that you have to keep changing those filters, if you do n’t change that filter, and it becomes saturated, the levels of PFAS in the filtered water can actually be above the levels in the tap water.

  2. Yamila Oliveros:

    Everyone is hoping that with Guaido, the country will go back to being normal, that's all a person wants, to live normally. That when I open the tap, water comes out. That when I flip the light switch, the lights come on.

  3. David Andrews:

    The important part is that you have to keep changing those filters, if you don't change that filter, and it becomes saturated, the levels of PFAS in the filtered water can actually be above the levels in the tap water.

  4. Lisa Drayer:

    You should also wash the peels of bananas, oranges, avocados, and grapefruit with cool tap water as bacteria can transfer from the peel to the edible flesh.

  5. Shanna Miko:

    While tap water is generally safe to drink, it is not OK for other uses.


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