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water tower

a reservoir or storage tank mounted on a tower-like structure at the summit of an area of high ground in a place where the water pressure would otherwise be inadequate for distribution at a uniform pressure

Water tower

An elevated structure located above the roof of a building to create sufficient pressure to supply the fixtures within the building. Also, can be freestanding and serving entire communities.

water tower

[′wȯd·ər ‚tau̇·ər]
(civil engineering)
A tower or standpipe for storing water in areas where ordinary water pressure is inadequate for distribution to consumers.

water tower

A tower into which water is pumped to raise its level high enough above the level of a water distribution system so that the system will be supplied with adequate water pressure.
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As one of the premier shopping malls in Chicago, Water Tower Place offers a variety of stores that will appease every style, interest and price range.
Neat modern houses around the water tower have long replaced the old terraced streets, but the massive edifice stands as a constant reminder of those days when Liverpool was crying out for an efficient, clean water supply.
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A unique design means the Water Tower offers a breathtaking fusion between old and new architecture.
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Perreault believes once the property is developed, it will attract the right business concept and the right tenant who will want to be in the water tower.
I've always kept one eye on the water tower and believe we can create something that will be in keeping with the countryside, offers superb standards of living and creates a 'grand design' that will be of national interest.
Part-time youth worker Ayesha worked full-time hours to raise pounds 24,000 in funding to get the Water Tower yards from her home refurbished, revitalised and reopened.
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When you're standing at the sculpture, the water tower is clearly visible.
Now - eight years after surviving a plan to demolish it - this imposing former water tower in North Broomhill, near Amble, Northumberland, could be yours for as little as pounds 12,000.