[weyst-waw-ter, -wot-er]
water that has been used in washing, flushing, manufacturing, etc.; sewage.

1400–50; late Middle English waste watre

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It can detoxify wastewater, thanks to its high nitrogen consumption.
It will use a dry-fermentation process that will not produce wastewater, which
  would need to be treated.
In wastewater pools they give bacteria more space to grow and thus allow
  biological contaminants to be consumed more quickly.
As it has been said here before, there is an urgent need for wastewater
  disposal structures and facilities.
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