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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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Their children were not as well as they had been at home; but how could they know that there was no sewer to their house, and that the drainage of fifteen years was in a cesspool under it?
She was a king's leman and did climb to that splendid eminence by her own unholpen merit from the sewer where she was born.
The local sewers convey flow to the main sewers, which are generally located in the arterial streets.
Rehabilitation of Sewers Under Buildings Phase 2--a $3.
However, since October 1, 2011 all those former private sewers which serve two or more properties will now be deemed to be public sewers and the responsibility in Wales of Welsh Water, subject to all the rules governing public sewers.
DRAINS and sewers are hardly likely to be top of most homeowners' lists when it comes to matters of importance, but they should be aware of a major change to the laws governing them.
The sewers have been specifically designed with escape overflow pipes so that the mixture of sewage and stormwater doesn't back up into buildings, including homes.
If the sewer must be built, Nelson said, it should serve the entire canyon and not just the college and houses in two new tracts on Placeritos Boulevard and Aden Avenue, which all have dry sewers.
The absence of storm sewers in the community contributed to the problem.
In addition, the sewer's design, like that of most gravity sewers, allowed for a certain amount of leakage.
New Sewers Help Design First-of-Its-Kind Product Line Now Available Worldwide
Sanitary services will connect into the new sanitary sewers to help separate the existing combined sewer system and the new sewers will help reduce flow to the existing overflows by reducing inflow and infiltration.