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aquifer

(ăk`wĭfər): see artesian wellartesian well,
deep drilled well through which water is forced upward under pressure. The water in an artesian well flows from an aquifer, which is a layer of very porous rock or sediment, usually sandstone, capable of holding and transmitting large quantities of water.
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; water supplywater supply,
process or activity by which water is provided for some use, e.g., to a home, factory, or business. The term may also refer to the supply of water provided in this way.
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Aquifer

Any underground water-bearing rock formation or group of formations that supplies groundwater, wells, or springs.

Aquifer

 

a stratum or several strata of water-permeable rock, whose pores, cracks, or other cavities are filled with groundwater. Several aquifers hydraulically connected to each other form an aquifer complex.

aquifer

[′ak·wə·fər]
(geology)
A permeable body of rock capable of yielding quantities of groundwater to wells and springs.
(hydrology)
A subsurface zone that yields economically important amounts of water to wells.

aquifer

A water-bearing formation of gravel, permeable rock, or sand that is capable of providing water, in usable quantities, to springs or wells.

aquifer

a porous deposit of rock, such as a sandstone, containing water that can be used to supply wells
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The environmentalists' claim that the pipeline promotes a "dirty and energy-intensive form of oil extraction' piped through environmentally sensitive areas and aquifiers will tall on deaf ears.
Deploying this locally would be really exciting" - Peter Head, Arup Provided the technology can be scaled up properly, it has several advantages over other emerging projects, such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), which transfers the harmful CO from power stations to large voids or natural saline aquifiers beneath the sea bed.