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    Thumbs down waste drainage pipe

    Hi,

    In my country, dirty water and trash is thrown through a waste drainage pipe in a kind of giant "liquid garbage" which also holds the rain water.

    It's called in Portuguese: "Lagoa de captação" which could mean word by word
    "uptake lake" or "capturing lake". Does somoene know the right word in English?

    Thank you,

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    Re: waste drainage pipe

    Could be a 'cesspool'


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    Re: waste drainage pipe

    thank you


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    Re: waste drainage pipe

    It could be a 'sewage lagoon' if the size is like a lake.

    Here are some examples for a residential sized sewage lagoon.

    WQ402 Residential Sewage Lagoon Systems: A Homeowner's Guide to Installation and Maintenance, MU Extension
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    Re: waste drainage pipe

    If it's smaller and for an individual house, it would be a 'septic tank' in British English.


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    Re: waste drainage pipe

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    If it's smaller and for an individual house, it would be a 'septic tank' in British English.
    Same for North America and NaE, Tdol. It seems that small scale sewage lagoons are used because of certain soil conditions. They don't rely on percolation thru the soil as the cleansing mechanism as a normal septic/field system does.

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    Re: waste drainage pipe

    yes , septic tank is correct for a smaller application. Cess pit or cess pool would be better for a system that is used by more then one hosehold

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    And in Cockney Rhyming slang, 'septic tank' is used as a term for our American friends.

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    Re: waste drainage pipe

    You mean like a merchant banker?


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    I meant yank, not an oil tanker.

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