About this metric

sewage from people

The wastewater from water used indoors, including steam, that is piped away to a sewage treatment plant.

Sewage from people = wastewater * proportion of wastewater piped

Used to calculate: impervious runoff from hardtops, pervious runoff from soil, leaky pipes, biodegradable liquid waste, non-biodegradable liquid waste and runoff from people (sewage)

Depends upon:

—Parameters: proportion of wastewater piped and steam pipe leakage

—Other metrics: water used inside and water used making steam

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