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rising main

Syllabification: ris·ing main

Definition of rising main in English:

noun

British
1A vertical pipe that rises from the ground to supply municipal water to a building.
1.1The vertical pipe of a water pump.
Example sentences
  • This new development will also see, the replacing of the old septic tank in Crocketstown, with a new pumping station, which will discharge into the treatment works via a rising main under the River Moy.
  • Council officials said the problem has now been solved and the problem was the result of a break on the rising main from Caragh Lake to the Garrane Reservoir.
  • This scheme will provide a proper pumping station and rising main to the treatment works and will eliminate the present unsatisfactory septic tank arrangement at the Quay.

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