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A common water industry unit of measure that = 325, 851 gallons.
What is an acrefoot? (1 acre covered with 1 foot of water.
A man-made canal or pipeline used to transport water.
What is an aqueduct?
A chemical used in the coagulation process to remove particles from water.
What is alum?
An underground geologic formation of rock, soil or sediment that is naturally saturated with water. It stores ground water.
What is an aquifer
The addition of air to water or to the pores in soil.
What is aeration?
The treatment of drinking water with chlorine and ammonia in order to kill disease causing organisms.
What is chloramination?
A prolonged period of below-average precipitation. (rainfall)
What is a drought?
A frequently used water industry term of measuring water that equals 7. 48 gallons.
What is a cubic foot?
Water that has been treated by boiling and condensing to remove solids, inorganic and some organic compounds.
What is distilled water?
The treatment of water with chlorine in order to kill disease causing organisms.
What is Chlorination?
The genus name for a group of single-celled pathogenic protozoa found in many higher organisms that can cause illness.
What is Giardia?
Clumps of impurities removed from water during the purification process.
What is floc?
The processes of picking up, moving, shaping and depositing sediments. (bits of dirt and rock)
What is erosion?
Water flowing from a structure such as a treatment plant. (contrast with influent)
What is an effluent
The passing of water through coal, sand gravel to remove particles.
What is filtration?
An infectious agent. An organism capable of causing infection or infectious diseased.
What is a pathogen?
The abbreviation used by water treatment plants for millions of gallons per day.
What is MGD
A gas derived from oxygen that is bubbled through water to kill microorganisms.
What is Ozone
Many families of long, legless, worm-shaped animals found in freshwater, salt water and in the soil.
What are nematodes?
To remove components from the soil by the action of water trickling through.
What is leach?
Drinkable water. Safe to consume.
What is potable?
Water that travels over the surface of the Earth, moving downward due to gravity to the ocean.
What is runoff?
A pond or a lake where water is collected and stored until needed.
What are reservoirs?
Wastewater that has been cleaned so that it can be reused for most purposes except drinking.
What is reclaimed water?
Carries water above or underground to homes and businesses.
What is a pipeline?