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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The city's current combined sewer system poses numerous issues, the most significant being a lack of efficiency in the treatment of water at the pump station.
The worst areas of blocked sewers in Huddersfield are Shelley, Kirkburton and Shepley which have up to eight times more sewer problems than the regional average.
City of Abbeville, $500,000 for sewer system improvements
As presently configured, the new capacity would connect approximately 6,300 homes to an expanded Southwest Sewer District in Babylon Town and Great River in Islip Town, and create a new sewer district and treatment plant in Mastic/Shirley, thus eliminating the need for existing cesspools and septic tanks for waste removal.
The sewer line begins from the central business district via Eastleigh to Kariobangi.
The under-construction sewer has become nuisance for the public.
* G100: Local Sewer Rehabilitation 1--a $5.25 million contract for the rehabilitation of approximately 140 manholes and the replacement of existing sewer mains throughout the District of Columbia.
LAHORE -- Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), towns municipal administration (TMA) and the Irrigation Department will complete the process of removing sewer inlets from the Lahore canal by the end of June this year.
WORCESTER -- When the Cambridge Street sewer line was constructed around 1888, Grover Cleveland was president of the United States, and it had been less than 25 years since the conclusion of the Civil War.
SEWER works in Sutton Coldfield are due to be finished for Easter with Rosemary Hill Road re-opened tomorrow.
ONE of Liverpool's key roads will be closed for at least three weeks after an underground sewer collapsed.
A Blytheville woman is suing the city of Blytheville over its $5 monthly sewer and water fee, which she said was an unauthorized tax.