foul water


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foul water

A combination of waste and soil water.
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Or is it this: To go into foul water when it is the water of truth, and not disclaim cold frogs and hot toads?
Nobody was rendered more indignant by these proceedings than Mr Sampson Brass, who, as he could by no means afford to lose so profitable an inmate, deemed it prudent to pocket his lodger's affront along with his cash, and to annoy the audiences who clustered round his door by such imperfect means of retaliation as were open to him, and which were confined to the trickling down of foul water on their heads from unseen watering pots, pelting them with fragments of tile and mortar from the roof of the house, and bribing the drivers of hackney cabriolets to come suddenly round the corner and dash in among them precipitately.
Did I not see him at Poictiers, when for two days we had not more than a crust of bread and a cup of foul water, yet carrying himself most valiantly.
It was a shock to me to turn from the wonderful smoky beauty of a sunset over London, with its lurid lights and inky shadows and all the marvellous tints that come on foul clouds even as on foul water, and to realize all the grim sternness of my own cold stone building, with its wealth of breathing misery, and my own desolate heart to endure it all.
There was no wind to make a ripple on the foul water within the harbour, or on the beautiful sea without.
the scope of works will include storm and foul water drainage and attenuation, watermains, public lighting, and other underground utility service ducting including works to the curtilage of residential units of phase 1.
Council officials are concerned the plan will affect the Snowdonia National Park and Natural Resources Wales officials said they had "major concerns" about the proposed development especially about foul water drainage.
Quite apart from the health risks, they'll foul water tanks and chew on wood or electrical wires which can cause a lot of damage and poses a fire hazard.
In order to complete the carriageway surfacing works and to make a new foul water connection, it is proposed to temporarily close the A444 for four weeks from its junction with Church Lane to the new Lower Farm Way roundabout.
If your property was built pre-1950s, the chances are the foul water will connect into an underground 'combined' drain that also collects rainwater from the roof.
Dozens of planning conditions were also passed which cover issues such as drainage and foul water disposal.
The work also includes 78km of fibre optic telecommunication network, 19km of foul water collection network, 58km of potable and fire water distribution network.