overload capacity

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The extent to which a facility, such as a sewage treatment plant, is able to deal effectively and safely with demand in excess of the amount for which it was designed. Most well-designed facilities have inbuilt capacity in excess of the expected load, but capacity to perform safely and effectively is the criterion by which true overload capacity should be judged.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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