Definition of wastewater
: water that has been used (as in a manufacturing process) : sewage
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Engineering innovations like desalination and recycling wastewater will likely be key in addressing water scarcity.
Officials cite improvements in wastewater treatment and reform of farming practices, such as avoiding applying manure on frozen or saturated fields.
In 2009, companies in Oklahoma pumped 849 million barrels of wastewater into wells.
Homeowners in towns for which the Fox River Water Reclamation District provides wastewater treatment will see their bills rise 23 percent on July 1.
While the July 23 storm was the messiest to hit the river last year, at least 1 billion gallons of wastewater surged into the waterway on five other days during 2016, reports submitted to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency show.
Officials estimate $64 million in wastewater treatment plant improvements — and increased water prices to consumers — could be staved off by dam enhancements, which are estimated to cost less than $10 million.
Green infrastructure elements are meant to reduce the likelihood of stormwater getting into the city's sewer system, which theoretically sends wastewater to city treatment plants.
The process begins with the matter flushed down a toilet, which may travel through any of DC Water’s 1,800 miles of sewer pipes to the wastewater-treatment plant.
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