Definitions

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  • n. A deep hole used for drainage, where rainwater and other wastewater drains directly into the ground, without connection to any mains drainage or sewerage pipes.

Etymologies

soak +‎ away (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The liquid effluent flowing out of the tank is, from a health point of view, as dangerous as raw sewage and remains to be disposed of, normally by soaking into the ground through a soakaway or with a connection to small-bore sewers.

    Chapter 5

  • The slope of the apron (1%) should fall to a drainage channel leading to a soakaway pit, an irrigated garden or a cattle drinking trough (see corresponding briefs).

    1. Water in camps of Displaced people

  • - Dispose of wastewater in a soakaway pit, an evapotranspiration area or an irrigated garden (see relevent technical briefs).

    1. Water in camps of Displaced people

  • Determine the dimensions of the soakaway pit according to the quantity of wastewater to be infiltrated and the permeability of the soil.

    Chapter 3

  • - Install a grease trap before the soakaway pit if it is meant to take wastewater from kitchens, in order to avoid clogging by fats (see technical brief Grease trap).

    Chapter 3

  • This is useful where a soakaway pit or infiltration trench cannot be used because of impermeable soils (e.g. clay or rock).

    Chapter 3

  • The lowest corner of this ditch should lead to a soakaway pit.

    Chapter 3

  • Fill the soakaway pit with stones up to the level of the trench bottom.

    Chapter 3

  • - Dispersal systems using simple or multiple trenches are an alternative to soakaway pits for less permeable soils, where there are large quantities of effluent, in the case of a high water table or where there are rocky layers near the surface.

    Chapter 3

  • - The bottom of the soakaway pit should be at least 1m above the water table during the wettest period, and 1m above any impermeable layers.

    Chapter 3

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