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sewer

(so͞o′ər)
n.
An artificial, usually underground conduit for carrying off sewage or rainwater.

sewer

A regional slang term for a vein into which an illicit drug is injected.
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The sewer system is currently being televised so that engineers can map the layout of every sanitary service in the city.
Adrian Flanagan, blockages campaign manager for Yorkshire Water said: "We are on a mission to improve the sewer network in Huddersfield.
Cherokee County, $500,000 for economic sewer infrastructure
The bonus to sewers reducing nitrogen seeping into our rivers, streams, bays, and wetlands is that sewers also energize and incentivize economic development.
Sonko said the burst sewer was constructed in 1958 and was not meant for a large population.
* Herring Run Basin 31--a $2.04 million contract for the rehabilitation of sewer lines in the Ridgeleigh Community, also known as The Oaks, situated near Loch Raven Boulevard and Joppa Road.
Under the project, sewer lines would be laid down along both sides of the canal and all sewer connections of factories and housing colonies would be diverted to the new sewerage system.
Moosey, commissioner of public works and parks, said it is a high priority project to improve sewage flows through the southeast section of the city and especially to prevent the failure of the aging sewer pipes.
"This has meant several homes nearby were affected by sewer flooding.
The sewer collapsed, causing a blockage, and putting a number of Kirkdale homes at risk of flooding.
In January 2010, the city council passed an ordinance to collect a $5-a-month fee from every owner of a water or sewer line to pay for repairs to the sewer system, which were estimated at $2.5 million.
Prior to October 1, 2011, the majority of such cases would have involved a private sewer - one that is shared by a number of properties before eventually connecting into the nearest public sewer, usually in the main road.