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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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"There's a big hole next to the sewer drain and rats normally pop out on a regular basis right next to my kitchen and back door."
Summary: A sewer drain has exploded in the face of a woman in China.
We called a plumber, who snaked a camera down the cleanout and found the tennis ball stuck in the sewer drain! Seems my throw to the roof was a perfect shot down the vent pipe.
When police searched the North Wales house under a drugs warrant there were no toothbrushes for the children, and a sewer drain cover was missing outside.
The site includes an area of several blocks PCBs have been found in significant quantities in an underground storm sewer drain system.
Where, pray tell, in what sewer drain Reposes that pectoral rug
The water came through a sewer drain. We're having to chuck everything for health and safety reasons.
With the necessary approval from the Springfield's sanitary services division wash waters can be disposed in an on-site sanitary sewer drain or hauled to the wastewater treatment plant by a permitted waste hauler.
Orient the heater next to your stove, whether a cookstove or heating stove, close but not touching the metal--about half an inch away from the surface is good--and plumb to the storage tank which must be equipped with a temperature and pressure valve with suitable drain to the exterior of the house or sewer drain. Do not omit the temperature and pressure valve on any hot water system!
In reading Kerr, I always imagined her as the ideal next-door neighbor, someone who--armed only with a teapot, a couple of macaroons, and a medicinal bottle of Scotch--could transform your backed-up sewer drain from a heart- and budget-breaking disaster into prime anecdotal material.