Definition of sewerage in English:

sewerage

noun

  • 1The provision of drainage by sewers:

    [as modifier] ‘a proper sewerage system’
    • ‘The new school will attract families to the area, while the sewerage system will allow for further development.’
    • ‘The state of the sewerage system in Kirkwall, which includes a leaking pipe, has meant all new building projects in the town have been put on hold.’
    • ‘The capacity of the sewerage system is limited and comes close to overload during peak periods.’
    • ‘Fifty-eight per cent of homes have electricity and water supply and are linked to the sewerage system.’
    • ‘He is also well qualified to comment on the technical and practical aspects of the provision of sewerage to Bent Hill.’
    • ‘A new underground pipe 130 metres long will connect the existing sewerage works with the holding tank.’
    • ‘In Karachi a huge section of the population goes without clean water or a sewerage system.’
    • ‘Workers plan to strike and shut down the sewerage system if the allowance is not paid over the next several weeks.’
    • ‘Spokesman Patrick Killgallon said the high river level meant that water was being pushed back through the sewerage system.’
    • ‘It will also be used for the provision of small public water and sewerage schemes in smaller towns and villages.’
    • ‘The provision of a sewerage scheme for Stradbally was placed sixth in order of priority.’
    • ‘A Sligo Fianna Fail councillor said he was confident that Enniscrone will have a new sewerage system next year.’
    • ‘But people in the area also need an adequate sewerage system and they are waiting for the County Council to act.’
    • ‘With a new sewerage system on the way for Kiltimagh, a number of large housing developments are at the planning stage.’
    • ‘Moreover, the civic authorities give low priority to sewerage and treatment of sewage.’
    • ‘But, there has been a problem with the sewerage system over a period of time.’
    • ‘We have a large sewerage system which is dependent on a lot of water moving through it.’
    • ‘Residents are adamant that neither the sewerage system nor road infrastructure can cope with such an increase.’
    • ‘Despite that, they were still optimistic that the sewerage treatment system would be in place by 2005.’
    • ‘The matter was raised when councillors discussed draft policies on the provision of sewerage schemes in villages.’
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    US term for sewage
    • ‘The sewerage system had also collapsed, resulting in sewerage flowing into the streets.’

Pronunciation:

sewerage

/ˈsuːərɪdʒ/