Sewer

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Sewer Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
  • someone who sews; "a sewer of fine gowns"
  • misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; "his career was in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer"; "pensions are in the toilet"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water ,
  • someone who sews; "a sewer of fine gowns" ,
  • misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; "his career was in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer"; "pensions are in the toilet"

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Sewer Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Sewers are underground pipes that take away dirty water and human waste from homes, offices and many other places. The sewers lead to treatment plants that remove the harmful and unwanted parts, returning clean water to the environment. Things like chemicals, bacteria, and ultraviolet light help clean the sewage. Many rules and regulations exist for how clean the final discharge (effluent) must be. These rules can be at the national, state, and regional level. Cleaning crews use special trucks and tools to help keep the sewers clear of grease, tree roots, and other blockages. More rural areas may have septic systems where sewers do not yet exist.



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'Sewer' example sentence in quotations


* Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die. - Mel Brooks


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Sewer Sample Sentences in News


  • Fitch Affirms Fresno, CA's Sub Lien Sewer Rev Bonds at 'AA-'; Outlook Revised to Stable
    Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following city of Fresno, California sewer revenue bond ratings: Read more on this news related to 'Sewer'
  • Fitch Affirms Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District (WI) GOs at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
    Fitch Ratings affirms its rating on the following Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District, WI securities: Read more on this news related to 'Sewer'
  • East Lyme commission will raise water, sewer rates in November
    The Water and Sewer Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to raise water rates by 5 percent and sewer rates by 8 percent, effective Nov. 1. Read more on this news related to 'Sewer'

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