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
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Sludge Volume Ratio (S/V)The volume of sludge blanket divided by the daily volume of sludge pumped from the thickener.
Manhole DepthThe measurement from the top of the manhole opening to the invert or lowest point of the trough at the bottom of the manhole.
Receiving WaterA stream, river, lake, ocean, or other surface or groundwaters into which treated or untreated wastewater is discharged.
Masking AgentsSubstances used to cover up or disguise unpleasant odors. Liquid masking agents are dripped into the wastewater, sprayed into the air, or evaporated (using heat) with the unpleasant fumes or odors and then discharged into the air by blowers to make an undesirable odor less noticeable.
Water Table HeadSee PRESSURE HEAD.