Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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Examples

  • In previous droughts, communities slow to address water-supply problems have taken drastic measures.

    Even After Rain, Texas Drought Persists

  • The company stressed, however, that the availability of multiple water-supply sources, including on-site fire trucks, minimizes the risk.

    Japan Plant's Radioactive Leaks Diminish

  • That familiarity with word origins helped him spell the Arabic-based word "foggara" — meaning an ancient water-supply system - during the second preliminary round, helping him qualify for the semifinals.

    Spellers challenged in national bee's early rounds

  • One problem at Fukushima Daiichi, for instance, was that Tepco workers on the scene didn't know how to use the safety equipment, such as vents and emergency water-supply systems, that had been installed in case of an accident.

    Japan Plans Age Limits, Tougher Tests for Nuclear Plants

  • Damir Sagolj/Reuters Students and volunteers worked Oct. 1 on a water-supply system in Haeju, South Hwanghae Province.

    Withering in North Korea

  • That familiarity with word origins helped him spell the Arabic-based word "foggara" — meaning an ancient water-supply system - during the second preliminary round, helping him qualify for the semifinals.

    Spellers challenged in national bee's early rounds

  • 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 top 5 Super Bowl party fouls

  • 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.

    Susan Buchanan: New Orleans Tap Water Beats Odds, Meets All Regulatory Standards

  • The government estimates 250 water-supply networks in the countryside that were damaged by several hurricanes in 2008 still haven't been repaired.

    Haiti Scrambles to Secure Clean Water

  • Just as they're getting near to where the treasure ain't, a little accident like the loss of their water-supply sends them into port and out again to start hunting all over.

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