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waterworks:see water supplywater supply,
process or activity by which water is provided for some use, e.g., to a home, factory, or business. The term may also refer to the supply of water provided in this way.
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The whole system of supply and treatment utilized in acquisition and distribution of water to consumers.
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A complete system of pipelines, conduits, and so forth for distributing water from one or more reservoirs, purifying the water, and then pumping it through a distribution system for use by a community.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. an establishment for storing, purifying, and distributing water for community supply
2. a display of water in movement, as in fountains
3. Brit informal euphemism the urinary system, esp with reference to its normal functioning
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