Glossary

Sewer

Sewer
A sewer is a pipe carrying wastewater.

Sewerage

Sewerage
Sewerage is the system of pipes that carry wastewater to the treatment plant.

Standpipe

Standpipe
A portable device used to draw water directly from a fire hydrant on watermains.

Stormwater

Stormwater
Rainwater that falls on the roof or collects on roads, footpaths etc. It is carried away through separate stormwater pipes. Auckland Council maintains the public stormwater network.

Subsidiary (sub) meter

Subsidiary (sub) meter
A private meter connected to a master meter.

Supplier

Supplier
A person or company that provides a service or product to Watercare. This may include contractors and consultants.

Sustainability

Sustainability
Meeting current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Tanker filling station

Tanker filling station
An outlet that supplies bulk drinking water to a tanker or other water carrier.

Tender

Tender
To tender is to offer or present something formally. Tenders often refer to people or businesses submitting proposals to carry out work or supply goods.

Trade waste

Trade waste
Any discharge into a sewer in the course of an industry or trade process.