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A natural or artificial body of water where water is collected and stored for a specific use. Use specific term where known.

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CISTERN A covered tank in which rainwater is stored for use when required.
DAM A barrier of wood, masonry, concrete or earth, built across a river to create a reservoir of water for domestic and/or industrial usage.
HUSH A ravine formed by using water to reveal or exploit a vein.
SPILLWAY A channel carrying overflow water past a dam. Early 19th century onwards.
SURGE TOWER A hollow tower located at lower end of the descending pipelines of a hydroelectric power station that regulates air and water pressure.
WATER TOWER A tower serving as a reservoir to deliver water at a required point.
WATERWORKS Buildings, engineering constructions and machinery, used for the purpose of supplying a town, etc, with water distributed through pipes. Linked Data resource