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cesspool:

see septic tankseptic tank,
underground sedimentation tank in which sewage is retained for a short period while it is decomposed and purified by bacterial action. The organic matter in the sewage settles to the bottom of the tank, a film forms excluding atmospheric oxygen, and anaerobic
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cesspool

[′ses‚pül]
(civil engineering)
An underground tank for raw sewage collection; used where there is no sewage system. Also known as cesspit.

cesspool

cesspool
1. A lined and covered excavation in the ground which receives the discharge of domestic sewage or other organic wastes from a drainage system, so designed as to retain the organic matter and solids, but permitting the liquids to seep through the bottom and sides; also called a leaching cesspool or pervious cesspool.
2. (Brit.) A wooden box, usually lead-lined, constructed in a roof or gutter, to collect rainwater, which then passes to a downpipe.
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The State of Hawai'i is offering a $10,000 property tax credit when homeowners in environmentally-sensitive areas replace their cesspools with Envirocycle[R] technology.
The Hawaii State Department of Health will hold two public informational meetings this month to explain the impact cesspools are having on drinking water and sensitive surface waters.
Now Powerleague Group Ltd, the company behind the plan, has applied to house a temporary cesspool on the site, until the new centre can be linked to the main drains when Welsh Water finishes upgrading them.
Robert of Kings Worthy, Hampshire, said: "The cesspool job is a gift from heaven.
The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has filed a report with the Legislature identifying 14 priority areas of the state where cesspool upgrades are critically needed to protect public health and the environment.
Initially a bit shy to dip his big toe into the city's cesspool, Bandini eventually performs a belly flop when he meets Mexican barmaid Camilla (Salma Hayek).
By his actions, I believe Mr Blair has opened a far greater cesspool of dissent and terrorism than any Government leader in either modern or distant history.
But for all its faults and for all the scorn that will undoubtedly be heaped upon it, I can't think of another novel that deals so imaginatively with the media-driven technological and ideological cesspool that has become modern life.
PR's misdeeds have created an environment where legitimate advocacy is thrown into the same cesspool as misleading behavior by the industry.
Aloha Petroleum has since closed the non-compliant cesspool and replaced it with an approved wastewater system.
NOW that Canada has become the fourth country to recognise gay marriages our society is fast running the risk of turning into a cesspool - and no one, particularly religious leaders, seems to be doing anything to stop or preach against this.
In the game, the player is a member of Los Angeles' police department, and must rescue the city from ruthless criminal gangs that have taken over and turned Los Angeles into a cesspool of extortion, theft and drug trafficking.