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Definition of "water-supply" []

  • The obtaining of water for and its distribution to a town or city, as far as possible in sufficient quantity and of satisfactory quality; also, the amount of water thus provided and distributed. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "water-supply" in a sentence
  • "We've set up volunteer committees--made up of citizens, officials, water-system operators, business owners and anyone that's interested in participating--to visit businesses near water-supply intakes and wells, and we try to educate them on best management practices to prevent pollution."
  • "If the toilet runs nonstop, you're probably ready for a new flapper or valve, while leaks are signs of faulty water-supply connections."
  • "The government estimates 250 water-supply networks in the countryside that were damaged by several hurricanes in 2008 still haven't been repaired."