groundwater

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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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It can be seen that confined groundwater makes up 10% of the total inflow, the proportion of unconfined groundwater in different open-cast mine fields accounts for 6-34%, and precipitation water makes up 66-84% in the depleted area.
As the closed mines are fed by precipitation, the proportion of confined groundwater in the mine water has fallen to a fifth by today.