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sewerage

[soo-er-ij] /ˈsu ər ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the removal of waste water and refuse by means of sewers.
2.
a system of sewers.
3.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; sewer1 + -age
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  • Pyrolysing sewerage is a new, simpler and cheaper technique that should totally replace traditional plant.
  • We consider it normal to pay for sewerage treatment.
  • sewerage of course has a relationship with the food as the nutrients have to get back there somehow.
  • Ancient sewerage systems all over the state are in need of modernization.
  • One heavy storm can cause ageing urban sewerage systems to overflow.
  • Public services are improving fast: nearly everyone has electricity, piped water and sewerage.
  • The toilet gives a chance to write about the vital subject of modern sewerage.
  • Water infrastructure is so expensive that governments have left over a billion people without safe water or sewerage.
  • Monthly charges for water and sewerage are based on metered water consumption.
British Dictionary definitions for sewerage

sewerage

/ˈsuːərɪdʒ/
noun
1.
an arrangement of sewers
2.
the removal of surface water or sewage by means of sewers
3.
another word for sewage
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Word Origin and History for sewerage
n.

1832, from sewer (n.1) + -age.

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