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standpipe,

tank or pipe for holding water in an elevated position to create pressure in a water supply system. For a tall building, where the pressure from the mains at street level is insufficient to raise the water to the upper floors, water is pumped up to the standpipe and fed by gravity into the system.

Standpipe

A vertical pipe riser with multiple interior connections for fire hoses, terminated at the building facade with a fitting for a fire engine hose; may also have a connection to the main water supply.

standpipe

[′stand‚pīp]
(engineering)
A vertical pipe for holding a water supply for fire protection.
A high tank or reservoir for holding water that is used to maintain a uniform pressure in a water-supply system.

standpipe

standpipe connection
A pipe or tank used for the storage of water, esp. for emergency use.
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Water quality is always an absolute priority of ours, so if our hydrant heroes report any illegal standpipes being used in their local area, they could potentially prevent their own water supply from being discoloured.
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Clarke, Water Department superintendent, as he unlocked the gate of the chain-link fence surrounding the town's new 500,000-gallon, steel-reinforced concrete standpipe, in service for little more than a month.
In the early 1990s, the national water authority was phasing out public standpipes, installing metered connections to every household, and charging for water according to the amount used, rather than a flat rate.
No useful action was taken by Cardiff council and the standpipe remained a hazard, so in late September I complained directly to Russell Goodway.
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In Salman Rushdie's remarkable new novel, the narrator describes the astonishing paintings created by his mother: paintings teeming with the life of Bombay's streets, paintings that capture "the face-slapping quarrels of naked children at a tenement standpipe," "the elated tension of the striking sailors at the gates to the naval yards" and the "shipwrecked arrogance of the English officers from whom power was ebbing like the waves," paintings layered upon older paintings and concealing untold secrets of the past.
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