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- Created 2012-02-17
, also written as
, is any
that has been adversely affected in quality by
influence. Municipal wastewater is usually conveyed in a
, and treated at a wastewater treatment plant. Treated wastewater is discharged into a receiving water via an effluent sewer. Wastewaters generated in areas without access to centralized sewer systems rely on
on-site wastewater systems
. These typically comprise a
, and optionally an on-site treatment unit.
is the subset of wastewater that is contaminated with
, but is often used to mean any wastewater. Sewage includes domestic, municipal, or industrial liquid
products disposed of, usually via a
or sewer (sanitary or combined), sometimes in a
is the physical infrastructure, including pipes,
s, 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.
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