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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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My son-in-law, Phil Dickinson, was another who lived within the shadow of the water tower, but in the 1970s on what was then the Newlands Estate.
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The disused water tower - a massive concrete storage tank supported by a set of stilts - has dominated the skyline in North Broomhill, near Amble, since the 1950s.
North Broomhill resident Scott Dickinson, a member of the local East Chevington parish council, said: "Some people here think the water tower looks terrible, but others quite like it because you can see it for miles and it lets you know you are heading home.
The cost of water generation and distribution can be reduced further if the water towers are optimally designed.
Savills auction manager Bob Crocker said sites like abandoned water towers offered great opportunities for conversions, depending on them being able to get planning permission.
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This colourful and imaginative scheme for illuminating a water tower in Glasgow transforms a utilitarian structure and enlivens the public realm.
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Richard Lesiyampe, the deal, seeks to step up efforts to secure the Mount Elgon and Cherengani Hills water towers, from which water is supplied to at least 10 counties in western Kenya and the Rift Valley region.