Sewerage Sew"er*age, n. 1. The construction of a sewer or sewers. [1913 Webster]

2. The system of sewers in a city, town, etc.; the general drainage of a city or town by means of sewers. [1913 Webster]

3. The material collected in, and discharged by, sewers. [In this sense {sewage} is preferable and common.] [1913 Webster]

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