ground water


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ground·wa·ter

also ground water  (ground′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
Water beneath the earth's surface, often between saturated soil and rock, that supplies wells and springs.

ground water

n
1. (Physical Geography) underground water that has come mainly from the seepage of surface water and is held in pervious rocks

ground water

Subsurface water filling pores in rock. It flows under gravity.
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Noun1.ground water - underground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
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In the woods in the darkness beyond the Fair Ground water dripped from the black trees.
The team recommended that in the past, ground water of Larkana was potable (sweet).
Unprecedented ground water exploitation has led to its depletion as well as the deterioration of the overall water quality, as falling water tables lead to deteriorating quality.
Thirty five ground water samples were collected from previously bored wells at various locations in an area of 64 km2 around the city of Chakwal.
Ground water is major source of drinking water in whole world.
The chairman P and D, addressing the meeting, said that the province was facing problems of rapid depletion of ground water levels and intrusion of saline water into sweet water in some areas.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, Dr Rashid Alleem Chairman of Sewa said the first project includes the operation of storing ground water in the area.
The area extent of ground water which seems to depleted in near future triggering an alarming situation for inhabitant of Lahore, he said and added, in last three decades, the population load was less and the withdrawal was too low against this load.
Values of Calcium concentration in waste water collected from drains of Faisalabad and in ground water were 44-136 (ppm) and 30.
The majority of public water systems in the United States use ground water as their primary source, providing drinking water to almost 90 million persons in nearly 34 million households (2,3).
The first phase, conducted by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, involved the removal of approximately 40 buried drums and soil contaminated by metals, and the construction of a ground water treatment system to prevent the contaminated ground water from moving off site.
Ernesto Delco, MCWD assistant general manager for operations, said the MCWD board has passed a resolution last year stopping additional ground water development.

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