surface water


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surface water

[′sər·fəs ‚wȯd·ər]
(hydrology)
All bodies of water on the surface of the earth.
(oceanography)

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 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.
A spokesperson added: "We have been clear to companies that where a customer does not receive a SWD service then they should be offered a rebate on their bill, if they can prove to the sewerage company concerned that they do not receive a surface water drainage service.
He has also claimed that risk will increase once another 250 homes at the Northgate hospital site are built, with Taylor Wimpey recently given approval there, and when the new Morpeth Northern bypass is constructed, with surface water from both set to be discharged into the burn.
KirKlees Council has WORKED effectively with the Environment Agency to produce the flood maps and now the Administration has the responsibility to ensure the RISKs identified are mitigated where possible and plans to manage any potential surface water flooding drawn up.
Integrating GIS, remote sensing, and mathematical modelling for surface water quality management in irrigated watersheds.
Nowhere more so than in Afghanistan, where a lack of any rural water treatment works means that families are forced to fall back on surface water that is polluted, saline and turbid.
He maintained that it accumulates and transports much of the collective waste of the urban environment into surface water sources and becomes the primary source of impairment in rivers, lakes, and estuaries.
Urinary excretion of estrogens, including endogenously produced estrogens, estrogens from dietary sources, and estrogens from prescription medications and veterinary pharmaceuticals, can result in surface water contamination and subsequent human exposure via contaminated drinking water.
COMMUNITIES at risk of surface water flooding in the North-West will be better protected in future under new Government plans.
Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has unveiled a pounds 300,000 funding package to tackle surface water flooding in the city.
7 million awarded to 77 local authorities across England where the evidence shows that the risk and potential impact of surface water flooding could be highest.
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