Definitions for wastewaterˈweɪstˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

waste•wa•terˈweɪstˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər(n.)

  1. water that has been used in washing, flushing, etc.; sewage.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Civil Engineering

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. effluent, wastewater, sewer water(noun)

    water mixed with waste matter


  1. wastewater(Noun)

    Any water that has been used by some human domestic or industrial activity and, because of that, now contains waste products.


  1. Wastewater

    Wastewater, also written as waste water, is any water that has been adversely affected in quality by anthropogenic influence. Municipal wastewater is usually conveyed in a combined sewer or sanitary sewer, and treated at a wastewater treatment plant or septic tank. Treated wastewater is discharged into a receiving water via an effluent sewer. Sewage is the subset of wastewater that is contaminated with feces or urine, but is often used to mean any wastewater. Sewage includes domestic, municipal, or industrial liquid waste products disposed of, usually via a pipe or sewer, sometimes in a cesspool emptier. Sewerage is the physical infrastructure, including pipes, pumps, screens, channels etc. used to convey sewage from its origin to the point of eventual treatment or disposal. It is found in all types of sewage treatment, with the exception of septic systems, which treat sewage on-site.


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