overpump

overpump

(ˌəʊvəˈpʌmp)
vb (tr)
to pump too much so as to deplete
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I think that's just saying, 'We're going to throw money at this so that we can bankrupt the system and overpump it," said Darwyn Hanna, whose family has owned land in Bastrop County for five generations.
If we overpump the Disi water, we will suffer from problems like sinkholes for example.
The Environment Agency has revealed plans to install a temporary overpump to stop homes being flooded again in the near future.
McNicholas plc has called on ITT FLYGT's rental division to overpump The New River.
Do not overpump during backpack applications to avoid blowing a seal.
The search for affordable water is prompting farmers from Texas to china to overpump groundwater at nonsustainable rates, she says.
As we overcut, overplow, overpump, overgraze, and overfish, we are consuming not only the interest from our natural endowment, we are devouting the endowment itself.
If we continue to overpump the earth's aquifers, we will one day face acute water scarcity.
And countries such as India, which overpump groundwater to prop up agricultural production, will be hard pressed to maintain self sufficiency once aquifers run dry or become uneconomical to pump.
Farmers can overplow and overpump with impressive results in the short run, but for many the short run is drawing to a close.
Once you start to overpump it, you're reaching into your pockets and into your savings account to put your next bet on the craps table.
We could be heading for unimaginable trouble, they said, if we continue to strip the planet of its forest cover, to erode its cropland, overgraze its rangelands, overpump its aquifers, deplete its oceans, pollute its air, pump excessive amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and destroy the habitats of our fellow creatures.