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SEWER. Properly a trench artificially made for the purpose of carrying water into the sea, river, or some other place of reception. Public sewers are, in general, made at the public expense. Crabb, R. P. Sec. 113.

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The powers that be in the sewer agency decided they'd had enough of fighting Jack McCarthy.
But the court said that defense was unavailable, noting that the Sanitary Commission designed the sewer to leak, neglected to repair cracks in the sewer, and expected its small industrial customers.
We're paying the sewer service charge, so if there is surplus money they should reduce our rates first before they do anything else.
Valley council members said the old system was unfair to residents with large lots in warmer climates because they use more than 40 percent of their water in the summer on irrigation and swimming pools - water that does not go into the sewer system.
And that water doesn't go into the sewers - it goes into the ground, and any runoff goes into the storm drains.
That water does not go into the sewer system, so it should not affect residents' sewer charges, Chick said.
We put off repairing and maintaining the sewer system.