[Tagging] Stormwater outlet into stream

Robert Skedgell rob at hubris.org.uk
Thu Sep 20 18:34:24 UTC 2018

On 20/09/2018 13:53, Warin wrote:
>> FWIW, I worked in the highway construction business for 14 years in
>> the US.  In the industry terminology where I was, a "pipeline"
>> carrying wastewater to a treatment plant was termed a sanitary sewer,
>> and a pipeline carrying stormwater (rainwater) was called a storm sewer.
> Humm.. I have always take 'sewer' to mean grey water.
> The uk Cambridge Dictionary agrees with me.
> The uk Oxford Dictionary agrees with you, and give a reference backwards.
> I'll have to do some more digging (err pun).  In general I go with the
> Oxford Dictionary.

Just to make things slightly more confusing, there are a fair number of
(sometimes quite large) land drainage ditches in the east and south-east
of England where "Sewer" is part of the name. They don't fit the grey
water definition at all. e.g. <http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/C5b>

Robert (rskedgell)

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