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groundwater

Water below the earth's surface, saturating soil and rock at the level of the water table and below. It supplies approximately 35 percent of the drinking water in the country and, as such, is a source of much concern for the Environmental Protection Agency. If one purchases a property with contaminants, and those contaminants have leached into the groundwater, then remediation will usually be required before development can proceed.

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Providing assistance and ideas to farmers is one of the key goals behind the talks in order to achieve success, according to Mansour Khamees Al Tamimi, groundwater scientist at EAD.
Lower groundwater levels have significantly increased pumping costs and increased the need for constructing deeper wells where existing wells were not sufficiently deep to access falling water levels (Howitt et al.
As groundwater systems often span jurisdictional boundaries, policy and planning managers will value the national consistency afforded by the Australian Groundwater Explorer.
The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority began diverting surface water from the Rio Grande with the San Juan-Chama Drinking Water Project to reduce reliance on groundwater reserves in December 2008.
Groundwater may be our most underappreciated natural resource.
The second part of the methods compares the volume of the licensed groundwater abstraction to the naturally available low flow resource.
Experts agree that the lack of knowledge of underground water sources has produced poor and inconsistent management of groundwater across Australia.
At the same time, Lahontan issued a cease-and-desist order to the sanitation district serving Palmdale, directing that it stop nitrate discharges into groundwater by fall 2009.
Currently he is involved in research on the potential impacts on groundwater quality, even though, he says, those concepts have been explored in great detail.
One major issue affecting groundwater is salinization, according to the report.
Groundwater is the major source of fresh water supply in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.