Glossary

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Walkway - A walkway is a generic term for all engineered surfaces or structures designed for pedestrian traffic, including; footpaths, footbridges, stiles, stairs, ramps, paseos or tunnels.

Waste Management - Waste Management is the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal, and monitoring of waste materials.

Waste Management Facility - A "Waste Management Facility" is a facility designed to store, recycle or dispose of any type of waste or rubbish.

Wastewater - Wastewater is spent or used water from residential, business or industrial sources.

Water Board - A Water Board is a type of Water Authority. The term can refer to the organisation as a whole, or the members of the governing body, in much the same way that "Council" can mean the municipality as a whole or the Councillors representing the municipality.

Water Corporation - A water corporation is a water authority that has been set up as a corporation.

Water Flow Metering Station - A water flow metering station is an asset designed measure the volume of water passing through a pipeline.

Water Hammer - Water hammer is a pressure surge in a pipeline as a result of changes in fluid flow velocities. The faster the changes in the velocities, the greater the magnitude of the pressure surge. Pressure surges in pipe lines are due to closing and opening of valves or stopping and starting of pumps, or by sudden releases of trapped air.

Water Hydrant - The term water hydrant is a synonym for fire hydrant.

Water Inlet Structure - A water inlet structure is a structure located within a river, lake, reservoir or other water source designed to receive water from its surroundings for use within a water treatment plant or other facility.

Water Main - A water main is water pipe which is a part of the water supply system.

Water Meter - A water meter is a device used to measure the volume of water usage.

Water Pump Station - A water pump station (or water pumping station) is an asset designed to pump water from one location to another.

Water Purification - Water purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, materials, and biological contaminants from raw or contaminated water.

Water Reticulation Main - A water reticulation main as a water main that connects a distribution main with service pipes. Reticulation mains are typically between 100mm and 375mm in diameter.

Water Reticulation Network - A water reticulation network is a network of pumps, pipes and water storages designed to store and distribute water.

Water Sensitive Urban Design - Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is a set of design elements and on-ground solutions that aim to minimise impacts on the water cycle from the built urban environment. It offers a simplified and integrated approach to land and water planning by dealing with the urban water cycle in a decentralised manner consistent with natural hydrological and ecological processes.

Water Service - A water service is the pipeline that connects a property to a water main.

Water Service Pipe - A water service pipe is a pipe that extends from a potable water source to the interior of a building.

Water Supply - Water Supply is the process of self-provision or provision by third parties in the water industry, commonly a Council or Water Authority, of water resources of various qualities to different users.

Water Supply Facility - A Water Supply Facility is a group of related water supply assets located within close proximity.

Water Supply System - A water supply system (or water supply network) is a system designed to collect, store, purify and distribute water.

Water Transfer Main - A Water Transfer Main is a water main used to transport bulk quantities of water from a source or storage to another Water Facility as part of the water supply system. The water transfer main is not part of the reticulation system and does not have any property services connected. It may carry bore water, raw surface water or potable water.

Water Valve - A water valve is a valve that regulates the flow of water through a pipe.

Watercourse - The Australian Water Act 2007 defines watercourse as follows:

(a) means a river, creek or other natural watercourse (whether modified or not) in which water is contained or flows (whether permanently or from time to time); and
(b) includes:
(i) a dam or reservoir that collects water flowing in a watercourse; and
(ii) a lake or wetland through which water flows; and
(iii) a channel into which the water of a watercourse has been diverted; and
(iv) part of a watercourse; and
(v) an estuary through which water flows.

Wearing Course - A wearing course is the topmost layer of a road pavement. The term is typically used when the top layer is of the road is quite thick - brick pavers, asphalt, concrete, etc. If the road is covered with a sprayed seal or a thin asphalt overlay, the term wearing surface is more frequently used.

Wearing Surface - The wearing surface (also Wearing Course) is the top layer of a sealed road. It is specifically designed to resist abrasion from traffic and to minimise the entry of water.

Web Content Management System - A web-content-management system (WCMS or Web CMS) is content management system (CMS) software, usually implemented as a Web application, for creating and managing HTML content. It is used to manage and control a large, dynamic collection of Web material (HTML documents and their associated images). A WCMS facilitates content creation, content control, editing, and many essential Web maintenance functions. [1]

Weir - A weir is a small overflow-type dam commonly used to raise the level of a river or stream.

Wheel Rut - Wheel Rut -> Rutting

Wheel Wash - A Wheel Wash is specialised structure for removing mud, dust & contamination from the wheels & underside of a vehicle. A wheel wash generally consists of a well drained concrete slab or hardstand & a high pressure hose or spray system.

Wiki - A Wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content (excluding blocked users), using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites.

Wire Rope Safety Barrier - A Wire Rope Safety Barrier, also known as cable barrier, consists of a series of wire ropes connected between easily breakable posts. This type of road safety barrier, due to its shock absorbing qualities, causes less damage to vehicles and reduces injuires to passengers. Such barriers should comply with Australian and New Zealand Standards AS/NZ 3845 Road Safety Barrier Systems

Wish List - A wish list is a list of goods or services desired by an individual, group or organisation.

Work in Progress - The term Work in Progress (WIP) refers to any works that are incomplete at the end of an accounting period. WIP is valued at cost, and is considered to be a separate Asset Class by many Councils.

Work Order - A work order (or job card) is a hard copy document created when works are approved.

Work Ticket - [[include job-card]]

Workshop - A workshop is a room or building which provides both the area and tools (or machinery) that may be required for the manufacture or repair of manufactured goods.

Write Off - The term write-off describes a reduction in recognized value. In accounting terminology, it refers to recognition of the reduced or zero value of an asset. (Wikipedia)

Written Down Value - [[include Written-Down-Replacement-Cost]]

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