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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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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.
This municipal-owned sewer system serves approximately 1,800 customers, most of whom already receive water service from New Jersey American Water.
Sreng also thanked the Jica working group and relevant officials for their efforts in conducting the research over 12 months, releasing their report for the Choeung Ek lake sewer system development and reaching the agreement currently being signed by the two parties.
The move comes amid consumer confusion and growing concern about the problems caused by flushing away wet wipes, many of which are labelled flushable but do not break down quickly when they enter the sewer system.
The water system covers almost 40% of Michigan's population, while the sewer system includes about 30% of Michigan's population.
Town of Calhoun Falls, sewer system improvements, $370,150
Town of Calhoun Falls, $370,150 for sewer system improvements
He said: "Many blockages in our sewer network occur as a result of the incorrect disposal of fats and oils into the sewer system. The consequences on the environment can be huge.
In May 2015, the health department sued Baringo for not setting up a sewer system and a dump site.
The City of Koriyama and Fujitsu Laboratories entered into an agreement to collaborate on a field trial of a sensing system to detect early signs of storm sewer system overflows, and from July 23, 2015, they commenced a field trial of water-level monitoring in real time using manhole sensing(2).
11 December 2015 - US-based water utility operator American Water's (NYSE: AWK) Missouri American Water subsidiary has acquired the Hickory Hills water and sewer systems located near California, Missouri, the company said.