Interceptor Sewers

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

Large sewer lines that, in a combined system, control the flow of sewage to the treatment plant. In a storm, they allow some of the sewage to flow directly into a receiving stream, thus keeping it from overflowing onto the streets. Also used in separate systems to collect the flows from main and trunk sewers and carry them to treatment points.

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Collector Sewers   Combined Sewers   Lateral Sewers   Pressure Sewers   Sanitary Sewers   
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