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Municipal and privately operated water companies that provide drinking water for homes and businesses. Also included are organizations that deliver bulk water to customers in rural areas beyond the reach of existing water lines or to those that prefer to drink bottled water; bulk water stations that serve as a source of drinking water for water haulers; and water vending services which allow consumers to purchase unit servings of water.
Programs that preserve and protect water resources from indiscriminate losses or waste, improve the efficiency of its use, encourage water-saving practices to reduce costs and slow the depletion of the water supply, and ensure that the supply of quality water is adequate to meet the needs of the public, agriculture and industry.
Programs that are responsible for developing, maintaining and operating the system of aqueducts, reservoirs, channels, pipelines, mains, laterals, curb boxes and pumping and purifying equipment by which the community's water supply is obtained, treated, stored and distributed to consumers.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.