indoor plumbing


: a system of pipes that supply water to the inside of a building
The cottage has electricity but no indoor plumbing.

Examples of indoor plumbing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement Public showers are available for residents who lack indoor plumbing — $3 per visit, with the elderly welcome to bathe for free. Tyrone Beason, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2024 The hideout is equipped with a kitchen, indoor plumbing, UNRWA-stamped, as well as millions of shekels and dollars inside a safe. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 13 Feb. 2024 Lawyers representing Pye also wrote in court filings that their client was raised in extreme poverty in a home without indoor plumbing or access to sufficient food, shoes or clothing. CBS News, 20 Mar. 2024 That allows most – but not all – Americans to have indoor plumbing and reasonably safe drinking water. Jen Christensen, CNN, 20 Feb. 2024 Lee grew up in the '60s and '70s on the reservation during a time when his family had no indoor plumbing, and water was hauled in. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 18 Jan. 2024 Today average family income is over $76,000 and nearly every home has indoor plumbing, several phones and more than one car. Jeff Hewitt, Orange County Register, 11 Feb. 2024 Now would be the time to make sure your indoor plumbing is ready for the cold weather. Leo Bertucci, The Courier-Journal, 13 Jan. 2024 Clean running water had the secondary benefit of enabling more manufacturing, especially in the textile sector, and indoor plumbing freed women from the drudgery of carrying fresh water into their homes and dirty water out of them. Thomas J. Bollyky, Foreign Affairs, 26 Sep. 2018

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“Indoor plumbing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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