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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
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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.
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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.
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Area MCA Johnson Kanandu said measures need to be put in place to preserve the water tower. They include protection of the forest reserve, construction of water conservation structures downstream to reduce water run-off, planting of indigenous trees and educating residents.
But Fuller supports the idea of restoring the water towers, he said.
The new policy presents an opportunity to solve the disputes and conflicts over land ownership that are far too common.As the country waits for an assessment of the gains from the ban on logging in the forests, including water towers that Deputy President William Ruto announced several months ago, the new land policy should enable officials to keep up the momentum to streamline the management of land.
The water tower is expected to be repainted with an updated design -- a white base, a red logo and lettering, and blue striping -- to match the color scheme of a newer water tank near Red Gate Road, according to design plans.
The 80foot water tower, also called aguas potables, is located in the historic center of Malolos, declared National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in 2001.
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.
The couple found fame as chroniclers of industrial decline in Germany by taking pictures of functional buildings like the water towers and gasometers.
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.
How about an abandoned water tower or a redundant pumping station?