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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 construction of water distribution infrastructure will allow for the distribution of the treated effluent; the construction of storm water drainage networks will allow for the collection and transportation of rain water and ground water to the sea; as well as a comprehensive study of Qatar's underground to understand the quality and capacity of the underground aquafers and the development of more stringent discharge water regulation," he outlines.
Current UK regulations allow for the unrestricted sale of non-medicinal eye drop products that are designed to provide soothing and refreshing effects for tired eyes etc.; they are generally known as moisturisers or "aquafers" or simply as another type of comfort drop.