sewer gas


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sew·er gas

gas, probably mostly methane, resulting from decomposition of organic matter in sewers; potentially explosive and toxic.

sewer gas

A gas that is produced by decaying matter in sewage and contains methane and hydrogen sulfide. It is toxic, usually flammable, explosive, and may be used for fuel.
See also: gas
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TABLE 1 Good Maintenance Practices Inspect floor drains weekly to ensure that traps are sealed Check for cracks or stains in drain pipes and fittings Inspect bathroom fans to ensure that they are properly sized Be alert to sewer gas, unusual noises, or bubbles in pipes and toilets Check for unauthorized tenant installations (e.
The table includes sewer gas lamps dating back to the 19th Century, which were powered by methane let off by sewage.
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The Village, in conjunction with their consulting engineer Robinson Engineering, realized the existing manhole, originally installed in 1984, was deteriorating at a rapid rate due to extreme sewer gas buildup.
The fact that only one minor sewer gas ignition had occurred in over 30 years of sewer inspections and thousands of pipe-entries, was not initially considered by CALOSHA.