What is wastewater?

Wastewater includes body waste; water from bathing, showering and washing; water from washing clothes and dishes; water from washing, rinsing and otherwise preparing food; and water from normal household cleaning with household detergents and cleaners. 

Stormwater is rainwater that has fallen on the ground, a building, parking or roadway, etc. and flows through ditches, storm drains, pipes, curb and gutter, etc. into streams, creeks, rivers and/or lakes.

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1. What is wastewater?
2. What is a sanitary sewer?
3. What kinds of wastes should go down the drain and into the sanitary sewer system?
4. What kinds of wastes Should Not go down the drain?