Sewer Network

Last Updated: March 4, 2019

Definition - What does Sewer Network mean?

A sewer network is a coordinated collection of sewers that drain and collect waste from population centers to treatment facilities. Sewer networks consist of pipeline networks which drain streets and buildings, sewage mains and pressure lines. The lines of the sewer network running within individual buildings are connected to the network of that group or block of buildings through special drainage outlets.

Trenchlesspedia explains Sewer Network

Industrial enterprises may have several sewer networks in order to remove wastes of different composition. Sewer systems can be of several types including combined, separate, simplified, solid free, pressurized, vacuum and open channel drains. Though many sewer networks employ the use of pumping stations to create positive or negative pressure, the use of gravity is used whenever possible. Pipes in gravity sewer networks can be made of ceramic, concrete, reinforced-concrete, or asbestos-cement pipe. Larger mains are usually comprised of reinforced-concrete or reinforced concrete.

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