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surface waterfreshwater found above ground in lakes, ponds,rivers and streams
sludgesolid material left over after waste water treatment
recharge zonearea of land on the earth's surface from which ground water originates
point pollutionpollution that came from a single source
nonpoint pollutionpollution that comes from many sources
pathogensdisease causing organisms
irrigationprocess of supplying water to an area by artificial means
groundwaterwater that seeps down thru the soil and is stored underground
desalinisationsalt is removed from salt water, rendering the water fit for drinking and cooking
freshwaterwater that contains little salt
Clean Water Actto restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters
aquiferan underground rock formation that contains water
bioaccumulationaccumulation of larger and larger amounts of a toxin within the tissues of organisms
thermal pollutionaddition of excessive amounts of heat to a body of water,such as in run-off from industrial cooling systems
Wastewater Treatment Plantstructure that filters out contaminants from wastewater
water pollutionintroduction of foreign substances into water that degrade its quality, limit its use, and affect organisms living in it or drinking it
watershedentire area of land that drains into a river
artificial eutrophicationintroducition of inorganic plant nutrients into a body of water thru sewage and fertiliser run-off
watercontains hydrogen and oxygen
salt waterwater that contains salt
algaea plant in the ocean that fish can feed off of
phytoplanktonplankton that is often found at the surface of the water
name of 4 oceansatlantic pacific artic indian
name of longest rivernile
name of biggest riveramazon

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