CentraliSed system

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Centralised systems are systems where wastewater and/or stormwater are collected from individual houses and brought to a central treatment plant. A system of pipes (sewer) is used for this purpose. Gravity is relied upon for flow, but pumping may be required (UNEP 2000).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations


UNEP (2000) International source book on environmentally sound technologies for wastewater and stormwater management

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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