What is water supply?

  • (noun): Facility that provides a source of water.
    Example: "The town debated the purification of the water supply"
    Synonyms: water system, water

Water Supply

Water supply is the provision of water by public utilities, commercial organisations, community endeavours or by individuals, usually via a system of pumps and pipes. Irrigation is covered separately.

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Clement Wilks - Engineer, Colonial Victoria
... The Victorian Government having inaugurated a scheme for supplying water to the various mining districts, appointed him as the Resident Engineer to the Department of Water Supply, the position he occupied until ... late resident engineer, Victorian Water Supply Dept ... Erected by brother officers Departments of Victorian Water Supply and Roads Bridges" ...
Smestow Brook - History and Economic Importance - Water Supply
... of north Wolverhampton continued to use the water of the Smestow for a range of purposes, not least to carry away effluent ... From the 1870s water was extracted in large quantities at the source for the brewing industry ... Hence, very large quantities of water can be locked away not far below the surface, in the underlying aquifer ...
Outbreaks of Diseases Due To Contaminated Water Supply
... John Snow as originating from contaminated water from the Broad street pump ... In 1980, a hepatitis A surge due to the consumption of water from a feces-contaminated well, in Pennsylvania In 1987, a cryptosporidiosis outbreak is caused by the public water ... of typhoid fever in northern Israel, which was associated with the contaminated municipal water supply In 1997, 369 cases of cryptosporidiosis occurred, caused by a contaminated fountain ...
Stambol - Public Services
... Turkey and Health care in Turkey Istanbul's first water supply systems date back to the city's early history, when aqueducts (such as the Valens Aqueduct ... At the behest of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Kırkçeşme water supply network was constructed by 1563, the network provided 4,200 cubic meters (150,000 cu ft) of water to 158 ... to the ever-increasing public demand, water from various springs was channeled to public fountains, like the Fountain of Ahmed III, by means of supply lines ...
China Water Affairs Group
... China Water Affairs Group Limited (Chinese 中國水務集團有限公司 pinyin Zhōngguó Shuǐwù jítuán yǒuxiàngōngsī) (SEHK 855) is water supply ... It offers raw water supply, tap water supply, sewage treatment, hydroelectric power supply, water piping construction and water meters installation ...

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