Origin of sewagesew(er) + -age
Raw sewage flows from a pipe polluting a river.
Sewage is defined as waste matter and excrement carried away in drains.
Waste matter that you flush down your toilet that gets carried away in the sewer is an example of sewage.
Liquid and solid waste carried off in sewers or drains.
Origin of sewagePerhaps sew sewer ( from Middle English) ( short for Anglo-Norman sewere ; see sewer 1. ) -age
(countable and uncountable, plural sewages)
- In 1892 was introduced the sewage system, which now includes 6 m.
- The drainage of the station is all modern, and the sewage is disposed of on a sewage farm under the direction of the war department.
- River water, especially that which has received town sewage, or the drainage of highly manured land, would naturally be considered most suitable for irrigation, but excellent results are obtained also with waters which are uncontaminated with manurial matters, and which contain but 8 or io grains per gallon of the usual dissolved constituents of spring water.
- They may also take proceedings in respect of the pollution of a stream by any solid or liquid sewage matter.
- Scavengers were employed in early times, and sewage was received into wells and pumped into the kennels of the streets.