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Jargon Buster (O)

An easy to use A to Z of some of the most commonly used terms used throughout the water industry.

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N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


outfall
The site of discharge of a liquid from a pipe. Applied particularly to the point at which a sewer discharges to a treatment works or receiving water, or the point at which a conduit discharges the effluent from a treatment works into a receiving water.


overall performance index (OPA)
The mechanical measures of a company’s performance that contribute to its overall company assessment by the regulator.

ozonation
The addition of ozone, particularly to a raw water or biologically treated sewage to decolorise and disinfect it. Also termed 'ozonization'.


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