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 Collins’ travel guide, alongside information on places of interest, omnibus routes, and the city’s sewerage system, offered useful hints for visitors to the entangling metropolis of London. Paul Brown, Longreads, "How Four Americans Robbed the Bank of England," 10 Aug. 2020 Take Porto Velho, for example—a city of half a million people and the capital of the state of Rondônia, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, where fewer than 1 percent of residences have access to treated water and proper sewerage. Estêvão Rafael Fernandes, Scientific American, "Blame Poverty, Not the Poor, for COVID-19's Spread in Brazil's Amazon," 8 Aug. 2020 Water supply, sewerage, closed ventilation system with recuperation, intake, and air purification. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This Architecture Studio Designed an Insane Underground Pandemic Bunker," 13 July 2020 Medieval cities, lacking adequate hygiene or sewerage, were ravaged, and rural villages fared no better. Kevin Baker, Harper's Magazine, "Things to Come," 23 June 2020 These are widely used and often mandatory in the U.S., but in Canada only the province of Ontario requires anti-corrosives in communities with older buildings and sewerage. Martha Mendoza, Detroit Free Press, "Lead levels in Montreal water, other Canadian cities far worse than Flint," 4 Nov. 2019 These are widely used and often mandatory in the U.S., but in Canada only the province of Ontario requires anti-corrosives in communities with older buildings and sewerage. Washington Post, "Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint," 4 Nov. 2019 Communal taps, shared ablution facilities and open sewerage have been a health risk for decades; causing disease and diseases. Norma Young, Quartz Africa, "South Africa’s poor face a health and safety quandary as the country goes into coronavirus lockdown," 24 Mar. 2020 Testing revealed that strain ST131, which dwells in the gut and can occasionally cause serious infections, dominated in human blood, sewerage and feces samples, while different strains were more common in animal meat and slurry. Jack Guy, CNN, "Washing your hands is the best way to stop the E. coli superbug," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of sewerage

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sewerage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sewerage. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for sewerage

sewerage

noun
How to pronounce sewerage (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sewerage

: a system or process used for carrying away water and 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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