wastewater

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wastewater

(wāst′wat″ĕr)
Water that has been released from homes, hospitals, or industry after it has been used or altered. It may contains significant concentrations of environmental pollutants.
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My little grandaughter even fell into the uncovered manhole cover covering her head to toe in raw sewage.
Paul Stothart was |concerned about raw sewage being discharged into Raikes Dyke and, inset, some of the waste in the river
The DEQ notes that raw sewage on the ground can spread disease through bacteria and viruses and pollute waterways and harm aquatic life.
The Justice Department, on behalf of EPA, filed a complaint against SAWS alleging that between 2006 and 2012, SAWS had approximately 2,200 illegal overflows from its sanitary sewer system that discharged approximately 23 million gallons of raw sewage into local waterways in violation of its CWA discharge permit.
Louis and Rosina Girones of the University of Barcelona, the team searched for the genetic signatures of viruses present in raw sewage from North America, Europe, and Africa.
On July 2, the nearby mainWelshWater sewage pipe ruptured and sprayed raw sewage over the house, flooding the inside.
But it does appear to be a good indicator of human pollution: Previous work found the pepper virus in concentrations of 1 million to 1 billion viruses per gram of dry raw sewage.
When this type of flood recedes you are left with the residue of raw sewage which is nasty stuff and a health risk.
This is one of the main causes of the death of fish in the Red Sea," he said, adding that raw sewage contains deadly ammonia.
Summary: DUBAI - Dubai Municipality will impose heavy penalty on companies illegally dumping raw sewage, and warned them on Tuesday of punitive consequences, which includes a fine of up to Dh100,000.
Dubai: The problem with raw sewage flooding certain blocks of International City is due to subside with a rupture in the main line repaired, according to Nakheel.
The crumbling main sewer pipe, close to the school grounds, posed of risk of raw sewage flowing onto the school site and left the school in Furzebank Way with no toilet facilities.