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The place where a sewer, drain, or stream discharges.


the end of a river, sewer, drain, etc, from which it discharges



the outlet or place of discharge as of a river.
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Noun1.outfall - the outlet of a river or drain or other source of water
exit, way out, outlet, issue - an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue"


[ˈaʊtfɔːl] N [of drain] → desagüe m, desaguadero m; [of river] → desembocadura f
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I have seen Frenchmen fight both in open field, in the intaking and the defending of towns or castlewicks, in escalados, camisades, night forays, bushments, sallies, outfalls, and knightly spear-runnings.
Last year a brown, foamy effluent was seen running into the stream, which is a tributary of the River Leven, and there were solid waste particles present in the water and around the outfall.
The project will be developed as an emergency marine outfall facility, which is "useful in case of failure of a water reclamation plant, failure in the network or overflow in case of storms or any other reasons", Oman Daily Observer reported.
An official of the Irrigation Department, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told that the Scarps only function was to install tube wells at various sites to maintain the underground water table and release saline water into the Left Bank Outfall Drain or the Right Bank Outfall Drain.
We put the drainage system around the plant and into the wadi areas," he said, adding that the sea outfall system developed in particular areas plays a key role in case of any emergency.
Nassau County Confirms Intent to Ultimately Upgrade 2600 Outfall Pipes
Ombudsman said that according to media reports, WASA had to complete sewerage schemes at Krishan Nagar, Outfall Road, Karim Park, Bilal Gang, and from Multan Road to Babu Sabu.
Since wastewater reused for irrigation of fodder, fiber, and seed crops requires only primary treatment (screening and settling processes), each acre-foot reused could save about 200 KWH in direct energy requirements -- compared to ocean disposal -- by eliminating the secondary treatment and ocean outfall pumping.
Muscat, Apr 13 (ONA) The Environmental Research and Studies Centre at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) today organized the four-day International Conference on "Water Desalination, Environment and Marine Outfall Systems" under the auspices of Najib bin Ali al-Rowas, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs with the participation of 20 countries.
KIRKLEES Council has received the following planning applications: KP and MA Trust, reduction of water level and |alterations to existing mill ponds, sluice and outfall (conservation area), Fountain Grove, Milnsbridge.
Under EPA stormwater management requirements, towns must identify where their outfall pipes are located.
The PS11m pipe, called an outfall, will be installed into the bed of the River Mersey over the summer.