water main

noun

Definition of water main

: a pipe or conduit for conveying water

Examples of water main in a Sentence

The water main burst and flooded the street.

Recent Examples on the Web

Many Fort Lauderdale-area restaurants and bars have already tapped out in the wake of Thursday’s water main break, but water (and beers) will still be flowing at the Oakland Park brewery. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Need free water? Or a beer? The taps will open at Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park," 18 July 2019 Some of their updates, reports share, include new ceiling beams, flooring, electrical systems, gas and water mains, exterior doors, windows, walls, outbuilding upgrades, and emphasis on garden landscaping. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Paying an Insane Amount of Money on Frogmore Cottage Guards," 26 June 2019 Country Club Hills was awarded nearly $2 million, with $758,525 specified for roadways, $295,000 for water mains, $250,000 for recreational facilities, $250,000 for other infrastructure and $200,000 toward demolition of Windsor Estates. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Slowik: Towns may have to wait years to get funds through Rebuild Illinois capital plan," 6 June 2019 When done, Dittrich said the water main will go under the roadways from the reservoir on the east side of the village near Canterbury Road and Regent Lane, west to Riverwoods Road and north to Daniel Wright Junior High School. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Funding for sidewalk along Milwaukee Avenue in Lincolnshire could be in FY20 capital budget: Officials," 1 July 2019 Multiple northbound lanes of Ohio 747 are closed due to an Old Faithful-resembling water main break at Tri-County Mall, police said. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Giant water main break at Tri-County Mall slowing traffic," 20 June 2018 Poe Homes, a public housing complex in West Baltimore, has been without water since Monday due to a water main break in the Poppleton neighborhood, officials confirmed Thursday. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, "Water main break leaves Baltimore's Poe Homes public housing residents without water for days," 20 June 2019 Morton Grove police are advising drivers who use a stretch of Caldwell Avenue to find alternative routes due to a water main break that has kept the street closed for much of Wednesday. Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Sections of Caldwell Avenue closed in Morton Grove and Niles due to water main repairs," 12 June 2019 Massive flooding from a water main break forced dozens of people to evacuate from 30 townhouses in Gaithersburg Thursday night, Montgomery County fire officials said. Clarence Williams, Washington Post, "Water main break forces evacuation from 30 homes in Gaithersburg," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of water main

1776, in the meaning defined above

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water main

noun

English Language Learners Definition of water main

: a large underground pipe that carries water

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