water supply


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to water supply: Water supply engineering

water supply

n.
1. The water available for a community or region.
2. The source and delivery system of such water.

water supply

n
1. (Civil Engineering) an arrangement of reservoirs, purification plant, distribution pipes, etc, for providing water to a community
2. (Civil Engineering) the supply of treated and purified water for a community

wa′ter supply`


n.
1. the supply of purified water available to a community.
2. the facilities for supplying this water.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water supply - a facility that provides a source of waterwater supply - 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"
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
infrastructure, base - the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan"
artificial lake, man-made lake, reservoir - lake used to store water for community use
water main - main (a pipe or conduit) for conveying water
References in classic literature ?
Yes; especially as Infadoos says that the water supply has given out.
Thus adjured, after taking hasty counsel with Good and Sir Henry, I delivered my opinion briefly to the effect that, being trapped, our best chance, especially in view of the failure of our water supply, was to initiate an attack upon Twala's forces.
The man with the red tie" (that was my cosmopolite), said he, "got hot on account of things said about the bum sidewalks and water supply of the place he come from by the other guy.
As was the custom in that locality, the water supply depended on a rickety windwheel.
I showed them the thermos-bottle, and when I poured a little water from it, they were delighted, thinking that it was a spring which I carried about with me--a never-failing source of water supply.
For ages we have maintained the air and water supply at practically the same point without an appreciable loss, and we have done this in the face of the brutal and ignorant interference of your green men.
We've smashed the water supply," Hartman cried excitedly to me.
Raffles, and you'll see the sources of the water supply of this city, sir.
Table 111: Mexican 14-Year Perspective for Water Supply
Sagi Single Gram Piped Water Supply Schemes in Begusarai District.
These projects will cost Rs 21 million and under these projects water supply will be ensured in those areas wherein this facility is not available.
A private water supply is any water supply which is not provided by a statutory water organisation, such as Yorkshire Water.

Full browser ?