Talk:Sewage

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Merging Blackwater (waste) into Sewage[edit]

Baba G KA THULLU

If we accept the definition of Sewage given in the article, then it's basically anything -- Blackwater (waste), Greywater, whatever -- that goes into a sewage system. Thus, sewage is not necessarily blackwater. Blackwater, on the other hand, is any water with fecal matter and/or urine in it, including that which does not go into a sewage system. Thus, blackwater is not necessarily sewage. The two categories are distinct. 70.245.108.95 (talk) 02:13, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Blackwater (waste) into Sewage may be slightly more specific than Sewage but I think they're close enough to be best covered in the same article. Should the blackwater section develop, it could always be split later. --Chriswaterguy talk 10:01, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Yes, it could be merged into a broader category page called "Poop". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.211.131.123 (talk) 23:03, 29 December 2007 (UTC)


i agree we shuld merge them together even though sewage isn't really black water

(it saves space) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gigikun (talk •Baba G KA THULLU contribs) 14:16, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Thinking about it more carefully, I see that as Gigikun and 70.245.108.95 point out, the terms are related but distinct (sewage can also include greywater and industrial waste). So I withdraw my suggestion and remove the merge notices. --Chriswaterguy talk 03:29, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Sewage tunnels[edit]

Perhaps it could be mentioned that sewage tunnels can be converted and used for building out the subway systems. This, as trough the use of composting toilets/composting toilet collection system, sewage tunnels are no longer required. Sewage requires allot of water, so it would safe that resource too. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.245.64.190 (talk) 11:33, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Good article from Scientific American[edit]

Could be used to expand the article: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=treating-sewage

Merge with the article on "wastewater" ?[edit]

I have just been doing some work on the page on wastewater and on this page. But more and more I reach the conclusion that the two pages should be merged. OK, sewage can be equated to municipal wastewater, not so much to industrial wastewater. I checked in the important textbook Metcalf & Eddy (I added that reference) and the only time "sewage" is mentioned is in the listing of terms where it says simply "older term, see wastewater". So there is a lot of overlap between the pages of "sewage" and "wastewater". EvM-Susana (talk) 22:11, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

I have streamlined the content of this article. If we don't merge it with wastewater then at least it should be very focussed on municipal wastewater only and not on sewage sludge treatment. I see it as an overview article from where people can find the important links to other articles to go in depth on this topic.EvM-Susana (talk) 20:50, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Gold in poo[edit]

Perhaps imbibing Goldschläger has something to do with this. Devlin, Hannah. "Gold in Faeces 'is worth millions and could save the environment'". The Guardian. Retrieved May 4, 2015.  7&6=thirteen () 15:23, 4 May 2015 (UTC)