This is How Water Towers Actually Work

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You see them all over urban areas, but how do they actually help get water to your house? Practical Engineering’s YouTube video has an answer.

Clean water is essential to human life. Most of us don’t give us a second thought, we simply turn on the tap and use it as needed. 

If you live in an urban area, take a moment to think about how big the demand for that water must be. Not only is water needed for cooking and cleaning it is needed for activities you often don’t even see such as firefighting and sanitation. 

Providing water to cities and towns requires some serious infrastructure. Depending on where you live, this infrastructure might not be visible in your


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