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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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Let him name the ransom at which he rates our liberty, and it shall be paid, providing the exaction is suited to our means.'' The sewer made no answer, but bowed his head.
``I shall deliver to the knight your defiance,'' answered the sewer; ``meanwhile I leave you to your food.''
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."
There are also Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for the installment of the sewers, standards which the project aims to meet.
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.
While there will be annual fees paid only by homeowners connecting to the sewers, estimated at $532 in Babylon, $755 in Great River, and $470 in Mastic Shirley, the environmental benefits to these communities by nitrogen reductions in the Great River and Connetquot River in Islip, and the Forge River in Mastic Shirley make the fees reasonable.
'Sewers in this area collapsed and stopped working including the connection for Kariobangi primary school many years ago.
* Rehabilitation of Sewers Under Buildings Phase 2--a $3.6 million contract for the structural repair of sanitary sewer, and combined sewer and storm water pipes under buildings at 19 sites throughout the District of Columbia.
An investment of PS360,000 has been made to install 140 metres of new, bigger sewer pipes in the Little Aston area, which will increase the capacity of the sewers and help to prevent sewer flooding.
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.
Moylan Jr., commissioner of public works and parks, said the first phase of the project will involve installing sewers on Leland, St.