What is potable?

  • (noun): Any liquid suitable for drinking.
    Synonyms: beverage, drink, drinkable
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on potable:

Potable Water Diver
... A potable water diver works in a potable water tank performing inspection and cleaning tasks ... standard, C652, that outlines recommendations for divers in potable water faclities ... Divers are an effective means to clean and inspect potable water storage tanks because all of the maintenance can be done while the tank remains in-service and full ...
Aurora, Victoria - Sustainability
... Aurora's water efficiency measures aim to have 54% less potable water consumed per person than normal houses, and are expected to discharge 90% less water into the sea ... suburb's wastewater treatment plant, where it is recycled for (non-potable) reuse, with 300 megalitres stored to meet the demand for non-potable water while ...
NEWater - Applications
... About 6% of this is used for indirect potable use, which contributes 1% of Singapore's potable water requirements of 380 million US gallons per day (13 m3/s) ... The rest of the water is used at wafer fabrication plants and other non-potable applications in industries in Woodlands, Tampines, Pasir Ris, and Ang Mo Kio ...
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Involving Pakistan - Completed Missions - Haiti (1993 To 1996)
... Scarcity of potable water being another serious problem, PAKBAT surveyed region's potable water requirements, pinpointing locations where water points were urgently required and helped ... PAKBAT learnt of an orphanage that had no potable water ...
Water Reclamation - Uses
... Most of the uses of water reclamation are non potable uses such as Washing Cars, flushing toilets, cooling water for power plants, concrete mixing, artificial lakes, and irrigation ... Most systems run a dual piping system to keep the recycled water separate from the potable water ... Indirect water reclamation (water passing through a body of water first) will result in potable water usage ...

More definitions of "potable":

  • (adj): Of alcoholic beverages that are suitable for drinking.
    Example: "It's an impudent young wine but I think you will find it quite potable"

Famous quotes containing the word potable:

    Tobacco, divine, rare, superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all the panaceas, potable gold, and philosophers’ stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases ... but as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale, ‘tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health; hellish, devilish and damned tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.
    Robert Burton (1577–1640)