• WordNet 3.6
    • n water-rate rate per quarter for water from a public supply
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 6 to 8 inches a year because it's built on top of an underground reservoir. Wells are drawing out more and more water for the city's growing population of more than 15 million people.
    • Water-rate a rate or tax for the supply of water
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wæter; Dut. water, Ger. wasser; Gr. hydōr, L. udus, wet, unda, a wave, Sans. udan, water.


In literature:

The quantity of water gushing out showed that the ship must be leaking at a rapid rate.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
Their united exertions made the raft move at a considerable rate through the water.
"The South Sea Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
The corvette was going at the rate of only three or four knots through the water.
"Sunshine Bill" by W H G Kingston
So it sped over the water and against the current at a great rate.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The port is very large and commodious, and would float a first-rate ship of war at low water.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
A pipe to carry water to the advanced positions was also being laid alongside the road at the rate of over a mile a day.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
The Goldwing was tearing through the water at a tremendous rate.
"All Adrift" by Oliver Optic
Mr. Peterkin came on in the second scene to receive the water-rates, and made a long speech on taxation.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
At any rate Ino is the calming power opposed to angry Neptune, and she works upon both the waters and the man.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
There were few houses to be seen, at any rate, and Georgie's house was the only one so close to the water.
"An Arrow in a Sunbeam" by Various

In news:

Residents in the city of Dunkirk will likely be facing increases in taxes and water rates for the upcoming year.
Berlin Water Rates to Go Up .
Moorpark residents and business owners will pay about 4.5 percent more for water under newly adopted rates, while farmers who limit their usage or buy recycled water will see their bills drop.
The Sept 17 Midway Heights Water District public hearing on raising monthly service charges, and treated and irrigation water rates, was a lesson in how not to treat your customers.
Ogden town meeting set on water rate issues.
Water rates might increase more slowly.
Weeks after Issaquah officials tweaked municipal water rates, the City Council adjusted certain rates again last week to correct a minor mistake.
A $1 million water well project for the Albertson community in northern Duplin County has required county commissioners to affirm residential water rates before the project can proceed.
The city of Savannah is hiring a consultant to make sure the recent water rate increases were appropriate, or if more are needed in the future.
Town OKs water rate increase.
City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a first reading of an ordinance raising water and sewer water rate s by 3 percent next year.
City Council Still Doesn't Approve Water Rate Hike.
MONONGAH — Town officials have taken the first step toward a water rate increase for residents in Monongah.
Water Rate Hikes Are Becoming a "Hardship".
But if the mayor-council negotiation demands more time, it may take until later this spring to approve a new water-rate structure.

In science:

The event rates of downward high energy neutrinos typically vary between ∼ O(101 ) and ∼ O(102 ) in units of (yr sr)−1 for the proposed km3 volume ice or water neutrino detector.
Some aspects of neutrino astrophysics
We provide a few more details of the calculations below. A cylindrical tank of size 50 m height/diameter (approximately 100kT of water) will have a rate of cosmic muons (with momentum > 0.5GeV /c) 250 kHz from the top and 250 kHz from the sides.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
In summary, the driving issues for depth consideration for future large water Cherenkov or liquid argon detectors will be backgrounds to low energy events from spallation products and data rates.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
The 2700 m water equivalent thickness of rock covering the detector sufficiently reduces cosmic muon flux, resulting in 0.34 Hz of muon event rate.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
The average removal rate is about 0.07 nm of the film thickness per cycle in air vs. 1 nm in water at the same normal load of 10 µN, as seen in Fig. 2.
Moisture Effects on Nanowear of Gold Films