- the development and application of sanitary measures for the sake of cleanliness, protecting health, etc.
- the disposal of sewage and solid waste.
Origin of sanitation
Examples from the Web for sanitation
New York now employs fewer cops, firefighters, and sanitation workers than it did in 2002.How Public Sector Unions Divide the Democrats
December 29, 2014
“This will affect the provision of water and sanitation services,” she said.Israel’s Campaign to Send Gaza Back to the Stone Age
July 29, 2014
The outspoken rapper, however, will not be working for the Los Angeles sanitation department.Kanye West Teaches Fashion For Community Service; Michelle Obama Wants a Female President
The Fashion Beast Team
June 24, 2014
They no longer have ancient ruins to protect or sanitation to maintain.Mosul's Civilization and Its Discontents
June 14, 2014
Some sanitation blocks, like the “bio-centers” constructed by Umande Trust, even generate biogas from the waste.Toilet Made for Densely Populated Settlements Turns Waste Into Dollars
April 5, 2014
Sanitation is ever the last thing thought of by French authorities.In the Heart of Vosges
Sanitation, not the word, but the underlying idea, was taught by precept and example.The Negro Farmer
Drastic improvements in housing, feeding, and sanitation in the towns themselves.
This commonly held belief is based on statistics of longevity and sanitation.
The Board of Health is very active in the sanitation of Manila.The Philippine Islands
- the study and use of practical measures for the preservation of public health
Word Origin and History for sanitation
1848, irregularly formed from sanitary. Figurative use from 1934. As a euphemism for garbage (e.g. sanitation engineer) first recorded 1939.
- Formulation and application of measures designed to protect public health.
- Disposal of sewage.