water supply


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

Examples of water supply in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In New Mexico, a dam along a Rio Grande tributary is bulging and disfigured, putting Albuquerque’s water supplies at risk, Grist’s Jake Bittle reports. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2024 While the state has enough water to not induce complete panic yet, conservation methods are being put into place and Arizona's long-term water supply is being considered more often by policymakers. Amanda Luberto, The Arizona Republic, 15 July 2024 Two on-site wells provide abundant water, and an additional 100,000-gallon water supply is equipped with fire pumps in case the worst-case scenario rears its ugly head one more time. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 14 July 2024 Sweating during exercise or on hot days depletes your body's water supply. Nancy Lebrun, Verywell Health, 12 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for water supply 

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water supply was in 1805

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“Water supply.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20supply. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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