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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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Water towers are found in landscapes owned as community land, public land and private.
Accordingly, we are now suspending the support to the Water Towers Programme with the Government of Kenya," said Stephano Dejak, head of EU delegation in Kenya while announcing the move.
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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.
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And there, across a stretch of scorched earth that shimmers in the midday heat, rises the 60-foot water tower up which a creative and daring Cowboys
Even when the road you travel is cybernetic, some of the towns you approach choose to introduce themselves via their water towers.