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LITRE. A French measure of capacity. It is of the size of a decimetre, or one-tenth part of a cubic metre. It is equal to 61.028 cubic inches. Vide Measure.

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Although there were different views, the majority favoured a threshold of 50 megalitres or higher.
The plant will have a capacity to handle 12.5 megalitres of groundwater and subsurface water collected over an area 4.5 hectares, with the additional capacity to desalinate 10 megalitres.
The region's 450 megalitres per day demand is provided by the Sungai Selangor dam, which is fed by a reservoir.
Each individual pump had a capacity of 340 Megalitres per day.
Last year YorKshire's LEAKAGE was 267 megalitres/day against a target of 297 megalitres per day.
This upgrade, costing about N$15 million, significantly improves the quality of final effluent from this portion of treatment, amounting to about 6.5 megalitres per day.
It has a design capacity to process 500 megalitres per day, and currently sources and treats between 200 and 400 megalitres from Riviersonderend and Firlands pump stations at the Steenbras Dam and distributes it to reservoirs in the area.
There are five Scottish canals, together making up 137 linear miles of waterway network, containing 7766 megalitres of water.
Regulator Ofwat has the power to fine firms that fail to meet leakage targets - with potential penalties up to 10 per cent of their turnover - but the North West Water owner said it met its 2010/11 benchmark of 464 megalitres a day.
The plant is expected to generate up to 16 megalitres of water per day and will provide sufficient water to meet the medium- and long-term needs of the mine.
About 170,000 megalitres is now gushing out of Wivenhoe Dam in to the river.
Around an extra 250 megalitres are being pumped into the system every day, Northern Ireland Water said today, but most of it is being lost in leakages from burst pipes.