drinking water

noun

: water that is clean enough for people to drink
Pollution is seeping into our drinking water.

Examples of drinking water in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Studies suggest that drinking water with elevated levels of nitrate over a sustained period can cause birth defects, thyroid problems and colon cancer. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 3 Apr. 2024 By this weekend, 107 patients remained — 30 of them bedridden — without drinking water and with only minimal medication, the Gazan Health Ministry said in a statement. Michael Levenson, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2024 Prioritize self-care, in the true sense of the word—sleeping, eating, drinking water, and, most importantly, being connected with others. Pooja Makhijani, Parents, 29 Mar. 2024 These considerations should make the eradication of lead from drinking water a major goal for a party that claims to be devoted to the health and welfare of children, even before infancy. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2024 Clark’s work covers topics like lead in drinking water and the importance of building community connections to confront environmental injustices. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Mar. 2024 The adverse health impacts of lead in drinking water are absolutely indisputable. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2024 For the most part, drinking water has not been affected, but MPCA does provide bottled water to three families whose well water has been contaminated by PFOA from landfills, an agency spokesman said. Chloe Johnson, Journal Sentinel, 8 Mar. 2024 Key to drinking water supply, wildlife The county purchased the first 10,000 acres of the preserve in 1986, and more tracts of land were added piecemeal over the next dozen years. Ryan Ballogg, Miami Herald, 29 Feb. 2024

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“Drinking water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drinking%20water. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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