sewerage

noun

sew·​er·​age ˈsü-ə-rij How to pronounce sewerage (audio)
ˈsu̇r-ij
1
: the removal and disposal of sewage and surface water by sewers
2
: a system of sewers
3
: sewage

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There was no sewerage system in place, and the lavatories amounted to sixty buckets housed outside, beneath an oblong tent. Simon Parkin, Time, 2 Nov. 2022 The exhaust is put through pollution prevention equipment before being released into the atmosphere, according to the release from the sewerage district. Caitlin Looby, Journal Sentinel, 18 Oct. 2022 The Legislature also refused to allow the city to impose a 1-cent sales tax to pay for water and sewerage improvements. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2022 According to the minutes from the commission's July 21 meeting, a representative from Landry's office motioned to defer the sewerage and water board project from the agenda item and approve the remaining projects. Hannah Sarisohn, CNN, 20 Aug. 2022 City water bills are calculated based on water usage, sewage disposal, and flat service charges for water, sewerage and drainage. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 28 June 2022 Vacancies for water and waste roles such as sewerage plant operatives also saw an increase, which recruiters said could be related to the prolonged dry weather and fears of droughts. Bloomberg.com, 11 Aug. 2022 Croatia complies with the International Maritime Organisation's Annex IV to MARPOL, prohibiting the discharge of black water at sea within 12 nautical miles of land unless it's been or treated by a sewerage pump. Heather Farmbrough, Forbes, 25 July 2022 Murtaza Wahab, the Karachi administrator, said that the city has an old drainage and sewerage infrastructure that could not cope with the torrential rains and acknowledged that updates were critical. New York Times, 24 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Sewerage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sewerage. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

sewerage

noun
sew·​er·​age ˈsü-ə-rij How to pronounce sewerage (audio)
ˈsu̇(-ə)r-ij
1
: sewage
2
: the removal and disposal of sewage and surface water by sewers
3
: a system of sewers

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