sewerage

noun
sew·​er·​age | \ ˈsü-ə-rij How to pronounce sewerage (audio) , ˈsu̇r-ij \

Definition of sewerage

1 : the removal and disposal of sewage and surface water by sewers
2 : a system of sewers
3 : sewage

Examples of sewerage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The area's sewerage district is replacing concrete channels built in the 1960s with more natural creeks to try to prevent future flooding. Ben Tracy, CBS News, 30 Sep. 2021 Frustrated residents in Detroit, Dearborn, and Dearborn Heights were posting photos and videos of their basements, filled with water and sewerage backup, some for the second and third time this summer. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 27 Aug. 2021 In the wake of those finds, a coalition of Great Lakes states turned to the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Army Corps, the State of Illinois and the Chicago sewerage district to take more drastic actions to stop the carp. Dan Egan, jsonline.com, 30 Aug. 2021 Detroit water officials said during a news conference Saturday that help is available for residents affected by widespread flooding after heavy rain overwhelmed the city's sewerage system, with some areas receiving as much as 7 inches overnight. Detroit Free Press, 7 Aug. 2021 Detroit water officials said during a news conference Saturday that help is available for residents affected by widespread flooding after heavy rain overwhelmed the city's sewerage system, with some areas receiving as much as 7 inches overnight. Detroit Free Press, 7 Aug. 2021 Detroit water officials said during a news conference Saturday that help is available for residents affected by widespread flooding after heavy rain overwhelmed the city's sewerage system, with some areas receiving as much as 7 inches overnight. Detroit Free Press, 7 Aug. 2021 Other funds will come from the sewerage district itself. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 July 2021 Common causes for spikes in waterborne bacteria include runoff from streets and other paved surfaces, sewerage overflows, failed septic systems, pet waste and manure and fertilizer from farms. al, 7 July 2021

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First Known Use of sewerage

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sewerage was in 1834

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4 Oct 2021

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“Sewerage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sewerage. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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sewerage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sewerage

: a system or process used for carrying away water and sewage
: sewage

sewerage

noun
sew·​er·​age | \ ˈsü-ə-rij How to pronounce sewerage (audio) \

Kids Definition of sewerage

1 : the removal and disposal of waste materials by sewers
2 : a system of sewers

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