Glossary of Water and Wastewater TermsA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
5 random terms from our glossary
SewerageSystem of piping with appurtenances for collecting, moving, and treating wastewater from source to discharge.
A person who conducts inspections of industrial pretreatment facilities to ensure protection of the environment and compliance with general and categorical pretreatment regulations. Also called an industrial pretreatment (waste) inspector.
HeaderA large pipe to which the ends of a series of smaller pipes are connected. Also called a manifold.
Percolating Water (PURR-ko-lay-ting)Water that passes through soil or rocks under the force of gravity.
Bedding CompactionTamping, rolling, or otherwise mechanically compressing material used as bedding for a pipe or other underground structure to a density that will support expected loads. Can be expressed as a percentage of the maximum load capacity of the bedding material or in pounds per square foot (kg per square meter).