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water main

noun as in water pipe

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Officials said the hole was probably caused by a water main break.

Students were evacuated off a school bus Wednesday morning after it got stuck in a small sink hole from a water main break in Montgomery County.

The northbound lanes of the Third Street Tunnel in Washington reopened Wednesday but the southbound lanes remain closed as crews work to fix a water main break.

Some have envisioned deadly attacks in which hackers blow up power plants or poison water mains.

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Crews worked Tuesday morning to fix a 16-inch water main break in Laurel, utility officials said.

Non-naturally occurring sinkholes can form because of water main breaks, sewer collapses, or even abandoned mines.

If the head in the water main is constant, then a definite quantity of water would be delivered in a given time.

Where fire hydrants are provided, the size of the water main should not be below four inches.

He had been sent to write up a butcher shop that had been flooded from a broken water main.

It is best not to take the water direct from the water-main, but from a cistern about fifteen feet above the nozzle.

If an excessive pressure is obtained in the boiler, it is relieved in the water main.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to water main, such as: plumbing, conduit, hookah, hubble-bubble, kalian, and main.

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