water tower

(redirected from Watertower)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The students were then alerted to the fact that there was a sequel to The watertower, Beneath the surface (Crew, 2004).
The Watertower will fuel the imagination in the most creepy, provocative way.
With time and effort your city will grow from a farmstead with a wind turbine and watertower, to a bustling metropolis.
The Gart's project -- Watertower Lofts -- will have 94 units selling for $220,000 to $700,000.
It was wound up in 2000 but its legacy includes an attractive exhibition centre and three workshops in a belle epoque watertower that dominates one part of Schoonhoven.
Jo Crepain's sensitive metamorphosis of an empty quayside warehouse into a flat (for himself and his wife) and offices (for the practice) succeeds his delightful conversion of an old watertower into a woodland house for one person (AR December 1998).
"Last year, for example, in addition to our previous temporary sites, our real estate firm suggested two locations that the company was skeptical about trying - The World Trade Center in New York City and Watertower Place in Chicago.
The store, scheduled to open in October, will be located in the Watertower Place on University Avenue.
It functions only slightly less balefully in the philistinism of the "watertower conspirators" of Drowning by Numbers and in the exploitation of the animals by the zoo administrations in A Zed and Two Noughts.
On the theory that word of mouth can feed nationwide expansion, they choose high-visibility sites frequented by locals as well as out-of-towners, such as Chicago's Watertower Place and the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.
Outdoor Sports Headquarters Inc., 967 Watertower Lane, Dayton, OH, 45449; (513)865-5855, Toll-Free (Orders) (800)444-6744; FAX: (513)865-5962; Catalog; Product Categories: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
* In March Addison, Texas's WaterTower Theatre welcomed new producing artistic director Shane Peterman.