groundwater

(redirected from subsurface water)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
5 megalitres of groundwater and subsurface water collected over an area 4.
and that an interference with the enjoyment of subsurface water courses
The pilot plant for subsurface water storage is located in the village of Iipopo in the Oshana region.
Investigation of water samples, taken in the upstream situated at measuring point P1 of the Marile stream before the Landfill, indicate intense leachate seepage and diffusion to the environment as well as pollution of surface and subsurface water with heavy metals carried by the Landfill leachate.
Groundwater is recharged by rainfall, but in the UAE that is quickly lost to its hot climate, pushing subsurface water levels even deeper underground.
2002) successfully demonstrated the use of the push-pull method to determine in-situ subsurface water denitrification and N[O.
However, discoveries made by the Mars Odyssey Orbiter in 2002 showed large amounts of subsurface water ice.
They cover both surface and subsurface water quality management so readers can understand they are inseparable components of aquifers.
Even so, we are currently addressing the potential for high rates of intake from high concentrations of toxics in subsurface water and still higher concentrations in surface films of petroleum.
Since the substance is covered by soil, it has not dispersed into surrounding areas, Osaka Gas said, adding the subsurface water has not polluted the surrounding areas.
Groundwater: It is an excellent natural subsurface water reservoir, which needs to be taken care of the same way as surface water reservoir in terms of its pumpage, waterable lowering rates, quality and contamination, thickness of subsurface fresh water over the saline water.
Because of this, the subsidence district ordered that the area reduce its consumption of subsurface water to 20 percent by 2030 with the rest coming from surface water.