drainage drainage  /d ˈreɪ nədʒ/


  • (n) emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it


  1. It had concrete floors in certain sections, ventilation, electricity and a water drainage system.
  2. They have multiple layers beneath the soil, including a filter membrane, a drainage layer, waterproofing, insulation and structural support.
  3. Recently the waste-water drainage slowed when the tribe relined a sewage-holding pond, but tribal officials will not talk to him about any damage to his property.


  1. Not simply a DUD: Council weighs increase to drainage fees

    The city of Mesquite uses funds from its drainage utility district to inspect industrial sites for the potential contamination of storm water as required by the Environmental Protection Agency.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Mesquite News

  2. Courthouse drainage project set to begin

    PARKERSBURG - Wood County commissioners have signed off on a contract for a drainage project to begin within the next month at the Wood County Courthous.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Parkersburg News and Sentinel

  3. Trussville drainage pipe causing large hole near roadway

    A drainage pipe is causing a large hole near well-traveled Chalkville Mountain Road in Trussville. But, should the city or county be forced to fix it?
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Alabama's 13

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  1. "The inspection team judge that while it is possible that live FMD virus had entered the contained drainage system, from their discussions and the evidence gathered they are assured that live virus has not been released to the environment," Benn...
    on Nov 22, 2007 By: Hilary Benn Source: Reuters UK

  2. Feinstein said in a statement that the purpose of the meeting is "to examine whether the serious drainage issues facing the Valley can be resolved."
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: FOXNews

  3. "We are very disappointed with our first-quarter operating results, some of which can be attributed to weather and track drainage issues at Santa Anita Park beyond our control, and some of which reflect short-term disruptions as we continue to build...
    on May 6, 2008 By: Frank Stronach Source: Toronto Star

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