Definition of standpipe
: a high vertical pipe or reservoir that is used to secure a uniform pressure in a water-supply system
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The wooden plumbing supplied timber-tasting water to residents who could either fill their buckets for free at a public standpipe or pay $5 a year to connect directly to faucets in their yards or kitchens.
If approved by all the agencies involved — including the California Coastal Commission and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife — the city will build three standpipes in a half-million-dollar project to drain water over the sand berm.
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