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water main

a principal supply pipe in an arrangement of pipes for distributing water

water main

[′wȯd·ər ‚mān]
(civil engineering)
The water pipe in a street from which water is delivered to individual service pipes supplying domestic property.

water main

A main supply pipe in a system for conveying water for public or community use, controlled by a public authority.
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South of breached area water mains, services and hydrants in the side streets are being pressurized and checked for leaks in a systematic fashion with identified repairs documented and repair work scheduled.
Now that IPR's water main rehabilitation system is available, water districts have begun to take notice and are more seriously looking at relining their CIPP water and transmission mains as a cure to their problems.
Our workmen isolated the leak first thing and were working throughout the morning to repair the water main.
The city's plans showed the water main to be 4 feet deep.
A renewed water main has a life of around 100 years and if we put a new lining on the inside of an existing water main it has a life of around 70 years.
Welsh Water has completed the renewal and refurbishment of 2,230 kilometres of water mains five weeks ahead of target.
This unsused water main has the potential to accommodate the almost insatiable appetite for fiber optic lines so that New York City can secure its place at the forefront of the telecommunications and New Media industries," Mayor Giuliani said.
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Using pipe bursting technology, Mountain Water was able to replace the nearly 100-year-old water main ahead of the street resurfacing.
The work is part of a pounds 3m move by Northumbrian Water to upgrade 47 kilometres of water main in the old market town and when it is finished the work should provide a reliable supply of clean mains water for the next century.
Colored a distinctive purple so nobody mistakes it for a drinkable water main, the Division Street pipeline should start construction in October and be carrying water by February or March, Lancaster Public Works Director Randy Williams said.
TEMPORARY traffic signals will be in operation on the B4525 at Ogmore by Sea next week to allow water main refurbishment to take place.