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catchwater

[′kach‚wȯd·ər]
(civil engineering)
A ditch for catching water on sloping land.
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Many of the local catchwaters and conduits are well known to walkers, but this is one you perhaps won't have done before.
Tunnels were built under each carriageway to maintain the water authority catchwater and also provide access to the farm and its flock of sheep.
The Meltham Way, opened in April after two years of planning, links Royd Edge, Meltham catchwater, Blackmoorfoot Reservoir, Healey House, Honley Wood and Meltham Mills.