water supply

noun

Definition of water supply 

: a source, means, or process of supplying water (as for a community) usually including reservoirs, tunnels, and pipelines

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Different water supplies worldwide also have their own radioactive signatures and help geolocate where a person may have spent part of their lifetime. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "How U.S. Investigators Identify Korean War Dead Using DNA, Corn, and Water," 19 Sep. 2018 Remember to reconsider your emergency needs yearly and to change your food and water supplies every six months. sandiegouniontribune.com, "Here's what you should buy for your home should disaster strike," 8 July 2018 The disaster agency Conred issued standard precautions, telling people to wear face masks and cover their food and water supply. Emiliano Rodriguez Mega, Fox News, "AP Explains: A closer look at Guatemala's Volcano of Fire," 4 June 2018 The disaster agency Conred issued standard precautions, telling people to wear face masks and cover their food and water supply. Washington Post, "AP Explains: A closer look at Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire," 4 June 2018 The Forest Service has cut off all food and water supplies to the protestors, and supporters are becoming desperate to help. Kathryn Miles, Outside Online, "The Forest Service Is Arresting Protestors Along the AT," 25 Apr. 2018 Adams is preoccupied with the idea that vaccines cause autism and injury, that heavy metals poison our food and water supplies, and that alternative medicine is safer than the traditional Western approach. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "Who’s Afraid of David Hogg?," 6 Apr. 2018 In April, three people were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ after the water supply at the Co-Op City complex in the Bronx was contaminated, and one person died. Zoe Greenberg, New York Times, "Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 11 in Upper Manhattan," 12 July 2018 Those fears were compounded when a neighbor sent an e-mail to the community that the person had seen construction workers cutting off the water supply to the property, which must happen before a demolition. Jamie Halper, BostonGlobe.com, "Roxbury church gets new chance at preservation," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of water supply

1805, in the meaning defined above

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