sewage


sewage
01. Some people feel we need a treatment plant for [sewage] in this town.
02. The [sewage] from this city's houses goes straight into the sea, untreated.
03. Any car engine oil that you pour down the [sewer] eventually ends up in the ocean, where it causes serious pollution problems.
04. We went on a tour of the [sewers] of Paris when we were there.
05. We could smell the [sewage] when we walked by the bay. It was disgusting.
06. The city needs to fix a lot of pipes in the [sewer] system in order to reduce pollution at our waterfront.
07. Apparently, the filters in the [sewer] system often get clogged up with used condoms and tampon applicators.
08. The country is very poor, and many people get diseases from the water in the open [sewers] that exist in some cities.
09. Tom Lehrer once said that life is like a [sewer]. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
10. Their water is contaminated by the open [sewers] that line the streets in the poorer sections of the city.
11. Only about 20% of the population of the nation of Lesotho is served by [sewage] facilities.
12. Water and [sewage] systems were only installed in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, in 1955.
13. Ancient Rome was notorious for its [sewage]-filled streets.
14. Putting kitchen grease down your household drain can cause [sewer] backups and flooding.
15. One way that toxic chemicals enter our [sewer] system is by people rinsing out pesticide containers to clean them, and pouring the dirty water down the drain.
16. Cruise ships generate up to 25,000 gallons of [sewage] per day and can legally dump raw [sewage] in the ocean only 3 miles from shore.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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