• WordNet 3.6
    • n sewerage a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
    • n sewerage waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sewerage The construction of a sewer or sewers.
    • Sewerage The material collected in, and discharged by, sewers.
    • Sewerage The system of sewers in a city, town, etc.; the general drainage of a city or town by means of sewers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sewerage The process or system of collecting refuse and removing it from dwellings by means of sewers.
    • n sewerage A system of sewers: as, the sewerage of London.
    • n sewerage Same as sewage. 1.
    • n sewerage Synonyms Sewerage, Sewage. Sewerage is generally applied to the system of sewers, and sewage to the matter carried off.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sewerage the whole sewers of a city: drainage by sewers
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. seuwiere, a canal—L. ex, out, aqua, water.


In literature:

This is the subterranean network of sewerage, which reproduces, in massive masonry, the streets on the surface.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
Moreover, its sewerage is shamefully defective.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
Indeed, in spite of its general beauty, Berlin is lamentably deficient in the modern and common-place article, sewerage.
"A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France" by William Duthie
I laid out four hundred dollars last year on sewerage.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 8" by Various
New Orleans has had plenty of experiences with these flowing sands in its shallow sewerage excavations.
"The Industrial Canal and Inner Harbor of New Orleans" by Thomas Ewing Dabney
The Sewerage of the town was completed in 1890.
"The Annals of Willenhall" by Frederick William Hackwood
The whole city was being raised so that a sewerage system could be introduced.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
Schools, sewerage, roads, everything that could help the island were neglected and taxation increased.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Make sure that the sewerage system is adequate for waste disposal.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
She went in the sewerage.
"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident" by Edgar Saltus

In news:

New Orleans' Sewerage and Water Board must be more efficient: Letter.
Council member Stacy Head's comments on Sewerage & Water Board policy were not in the least "vague" during her recent campaign.
Sewerage & Water Board's plan to raise rates backed by experts.
Chris Christie nominates Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission director to Superior Court bench.
Star-Ledger file photo The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission building in Newark.
Christie fires 71 Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners employees.
Enlarge Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger Gov Chris Christie announced at a press conference in Trenton that Passaic Valley Sewerage Authority Director Wayne Forrest cut 71 Commissioners employees.
And Chester Mazza, 69, officials at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners, were charged with misconduct.
Attorney General investigates Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission.
Conlon/The Star-Ledger Wayne Forrest, executive director of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission.
Sewerage is complicated, L-burg councilman says.
Lewisburg's most outspoken councilman on the proposed water rate hikes says all he wants is what's right for the city, but that sewerage is complicated.
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department gets director.
Merck's plan to leave Readington may affect town's tax base , sewerage capacity.
NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans' City Council has voted 5-2 for a series of water-and-sewerage rate hikes — 10 percent annually for eight years.