Drainage

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Drainage Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • emptying accomplished by draining

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  • emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it

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Drainage Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area. Many agricultural soils need drainage to improve production or to manage water supplies.

The earliest archaeological record of an advanced system of drainage comes from the Indus Valley Civilization from around 3100 BC in what is now Pakistan and North India. The ancient Indus systems of sewerage and drainage that were developed and used in cities throughout the civilization were far more advanced than any found in contemporary urban sites in the Middle East and even more efficient than those in some areas of modern Pakistan and India today. All houses in the major cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro had access to water and drainage facilities. Waste water was directed to covered drains, which lined the major streets.



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  • Cost to reactivate drainage districts still unknown
    Area residents packed into the Historic Kendall County Courthouse in Yorkville Tuesday night to find out what it will mean if drainage districts in the county are reactivated. Read more on this news related to 'Drainage'
  • Covington Drainage replacement receives King County Flood Control District grant
    Funds for a drainage system for the City of Covington today received unanimous approval from the King County Flood Control District. Read more on this news related to 'Drainage'
  • Watergate - Leaked email shows Anglian Water ignored Southend seafront drainage issues
    A LEAKED email shows Anglian Water knew of problems with the drainage system in Southend long before recent flooding devastated homes and businesses. Read more on this news related to 'Drainage'

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