Combined Sewers

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Combined Sewers?

A sewer system that carries both sewage and storm-water runoff. Normally, its entire flow goes to a waste treatment plant, but during a heavy storm, the volume of water may be so great as to cause overflows of untreated mixtures of storm water and sewage into receiving waters. Storm-water runoff may also carry toxic chemicals from industrial areas or streets into the sewer system.

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Collector Sewers   Combined Sewer Overflows   Interceptor Sewers   Lateral Sewers   Pressure Sewers   Sanitary Sewers   
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