In construction, a sewer refers to an underground pipe system designed to carry wastewater and sewage away from buildings and homes to a treatment facility or disposal site. Sewers are a crucial component of urban infrastructure, providing a sanitary and efficient means of removing waste and preventing contamination of the environment.

The sewer system typically consists of a network of pipes that collect wastewater from toilets, sinks, showers, and other plumbing fixtures within buildings. These pipes are connected to larger sewer mains, which transport the wastewater to a treatment plant or septic system.

Sewer pipes are typically made of durable materials such as PVC, cast iron, or concrete to withstand the pressure and corrosive nature of sewage. They are laid underground at a slight slope to facilitate the flow of wastewater through gravity.

Regular maintenance and inspection of sewer systems are essential to prevent blockages, leaks, and other issues that can cause backups and sewage spills. Properly designed and maintained sewers are essential for public health and environmental protection in urban areas.

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