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surface water

[′sər·fəs ‚wȯd·ər]
(hydrology)
All bodies of water on the surface of the earth.
(oceanography)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

surface moisture, free water, surface water

Water retained on surfaces of aggregate particles and considered to be part of the mixing water in concrete, as distinguished from absorbed moisture within the permeable voids of the aggregate particles.

surface water

2. Rainfall which runs over the surface of the ground.
3. Water carried by an aggregate except that held by absorption within the aggregate particles themselves.
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The city commenced its surface water conversion project, which involved the construction of transmission lines, groundwater plant improvements and construction of a 9 million gallons per day (MGD) surface water treatment plant (with capability for future expansion) adjacent to Oyster Creek and Gannoway Lake.
While the Sindh EPA is responsible for the discharge of agricultural effluent into the surface water, the surface water bodies are the responsibility of the Sindh irrigation department.
We hail the idea of reusing rain water thus to meet the need of surface water. Let not the move go into futility.
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The quality of ground and surface water in the Siran River and its catchment areas has consistently deteriorated over the last two decades and the level of pollution has increased continuously due to increasing urbanization and poverty.
Designed to make the first-ever global survey of Earth's surface water, in addition to high-resolution ocean measurements, the SWOT mission will collect detailed measurements of how water bodies on Earth change over time.
It was only when Mr Boon clubbed together with a neighbour to hire a drainage expert that he realised he did not need to pay the charge - currently PS96 a year - because his surface water drained into the ground via a "soakaway," rather than into the sewer system.
The mandate intends to prevent subsidence by requiring the water authority must convert pumped water to 60 percent surface water by 2025 and 80 percent surface water by 2035.
The proposed PS8m scheme has been designed to manage surface water in the natural environment rather than using storage tanks and pipes.
A PS2.5m project which involved upgrading the surface water drainage system on the Fellgate Estate, Jarrow, was completed earlier this year.
This strategy, among others, aims at full exploitation of surface waters by improving their quality, ensuring better management and protection of groundwater sources, clearing water shortage by the use of underground water or storage of surface water, to ensure the continuous supply of quality potable water and running water that is also suitable for irrigation, and to improve sewage systems .

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