Glossary of Water and Wastewater Terms

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Static Water Head

Elevation or surface of water that is not being pumped.

Vertical Offset

A pipe joint in which one section is connected to another at a different elevation, such as a DROP JOINT.


Solid material settled from suspension in a liquid.

Confined Space, Non-permit

A non-permit confined space is a confined space that does not contain or, with respect to atmospheric hazards, have the potential to contain any hazard capable of causing death or serious physical harm.


Management of utilities to build the resources and financial capability to provide for future needs.