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Jargon Buster (T)

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

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


third party deduction
Payment system through which bills are paid direct from government benefits rather than by the customer (e.g. Water Direct)

THM
Trihalomethanes: by-products of chlorination.

total dissolved solids (TDS)
The concentration of dissolved solids in a wastewater or effluent, ie the residue after evaporation and drying, expressed in milligrams per litre of sample.

trade effluent
Wastewater produced by trade and industry; not domestic sewage.

transfer (water)
System where drinking water or raw water is moved around a region.

treatment works
A processing site used by a water company to take water from a river or underground source and make it safe to drink.

trunk sewer
A sewer which receives many tributary branches or discharges from other large sewers and serves a large area.

turbidity
Interference with the passage of light rays through a liquid, caused by the presence of suspended matter.


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