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A manhole sited at a junction or bend in a drain to allow clearance of blockages.
- ‘As you can see the properties have different numbers of inspection chambers and gullies.’
- ‘In the past year Yorkshire Water has put poison bait in more than 34, 200 inspection chambers in the sewage system - twice as many as in the previous year.’
- ‘Second, an inspection chamber can be used as a point of access to remove blockages from a sewer system.’
- ‘More often than not, owners of bungalow houses tend to think that the inspection chambers are septic tanks.’
- ‘If the inspection chamber is clear, the blockage is on the private side and the owner is responsible for clearing.’
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