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ˈweɪstˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ərwaste·water
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effluent, wastewater, sewer waternoun
water mixed with waste matter
Any water that has been used by some human domestic or industrial activity and, because of that, now contains waste products.
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.
The numerical value of wastewater in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of wastewater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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My first role was to go around bases and assess the problem. And it was huge, i mean, with burn pits. Hazardous waste, improper hazardous waste, I mean, the wastewater issues. We had asbestos issues, you name it.
It's still low when we look at absolute raw numbers of viral copies in wastewater.
It's both a strength that we get really good information about that community, but also a weakness because we need to get as many wastewater systems as we can doing this testing so that we get a more complete picture.
Wastewater epidemiology has been part of monitoring of polio infection across the world, so it's not completely new, but it's never really been applied to an outbreak in this way.
It's really exploded the field, we did wastewater monitoring for other pathogens before this, like poliovirus, but it's really, the amount of people involved in everything has really increased exponentially.
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