sewer gas


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sewer gas

[′sü·ər ‚gas]
(materials)
The gas evolved from the decomposition of municipal sewage; it has a high content of methane and hydrogen sulfide, and can be used as a fuel gas.

sewer gas

A mixture of gases, odors, and vapors found in a sewer; not of definite chemical composition; may include poisonous and combustible gases.
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These written materials would advise occupants to notify maintenance staff of sewer gas odors, pipe leaks, bubbles in toilets, and so forth.
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