Water trucks are vehicles that can contain a large volume of water. This generally means they have special large-volume tanks and may include special sprayers, hoses and nozzles for specific applications. Water trucks are used throughout the mining and construction industries for such things as dust control, to assist in compaction or provide a driller with water for mud-drilling applications.
Potable water trucks may be used to supply water fit for human consumption and may be required temporarily to serve areas that don't have access to a public water supply or a water well, or to supply water safe for filling swimming pools.
Water trucks have become more and more common, evolving to feature innovative improvements. Some are equipped for off-road use, are fitted with unique pump and spray nozzles and are available with newer, larger tank capacities.