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What is the difference between Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer?

Category: WPC (SS)
 Sanitary Sewer:

Collects wastewater leaving your home or business such as:  toilet water, shower, washing machine, dishwasher, etc…


Storm Sewer (storm drain):

Is the grate in the street at the curb that collects rainwater.  It is very important not to throw trash and/or chemicals down the storm drain as they discharge directly into our creeks and streams.


In Hamilton, the sanitary sewer and the storm drain systems are not combined.

Updated 2/23/2012 3:33 PM
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