Water and Wastewater Terms Beginning F

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fault

  1. A fracture in the earth's crust that leaves land on one side of the crack out of alignment with the other side. Faults are generally a result of earth shifts and earthquakes.
  2. A point where a pipe or system structure has been damaged or has a fault. Also called a defect.