In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1aguas negras feminineaguas residuales feminineaguas servidas feminine Southern Conebefore noun sewage disposal — tratamiento de aguas residuales (or negras etc.) masculine
- sewage farm / works — planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales (or negras etc.)
- sewage system — red de alcantarillado
- In fact, sewage had seeped into the town's water supplies and contaminated the water.
- We want guarantees of investment in transport links, sewage treatment and water supply.
- Who would eat something that has spent its life treading water around sewage outlets?
- A spokeswoman for Wessex Water said there was no choice but to pump diluted sewage into rivers.
- It was also delivering water to the camp, where many mains and sewage pipes are broken.
- The lake has now become a dumping ground for the city's sewage and industrial waste.
- Homeowners whose gardens were flooded with raw sewage are still waiting for the waste to be cleared up.
- One pipe had been blocked by fat from the kitchens, forcing raw sewage into the water course.
- She wrinkled her nose in disgust as she climbed out of her car and was hit with the stench of sewage and garbage.
- Power is produced by fermenting raw sewage at the new Bournemouth treatment works.
- The survey of the area revealed sewage contamination of the drinking water supply.
- Usually the water mixes with the raw sewage, clogging up the drainage system.
- It has no paved roads, no sewage treatment system and no landline telephones.
- A court directive to stop letting sewage into the storm water drain is not yet enforced.
- The order arose after many of the wells were found to be contaminated with human sewage.
- There the experts were noting that farm drugs are turning up increasingly in sewage and ground water.
- The water manages to get into the sewage system causing the waste to surge up out of the manholes.
- One of the main concerns about the plan centred on the inadequacy of the current sewage system.
- The problem of piped water and sewage disposal in the UK was solved over 150 years ago.
- When it rains, the water carries sewage with it into the lake, polluting the water.
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