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aquifer

a reservoir of ground water found in underground rock, sand and gravel layers.
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acquifer from raw sewage, over-abstraction of water, and increased salinity
to drill uranium mines and operate processing plants at Church Rock and Crownpoint, New Mexico, east of Shiprock: This so-called leach mining will not involve sub-surface workers, but it is very water-intensive, and the Navajo worry it will pollute their acquifer.
Dayton won for its water well field protection program, which combines zoning, pollution prevention incentives, intergovernmental partnerships, and volunteerism in an effort that protects the city's acquifer.
All exploration drill holes are sealed by filling with high viscosity bentonitic mud to maintain acquifer isolation.
In Orange County, a "water factory' istreating waste water to bring it up to drinking standards and then injecting it back into the acquifer to prevent coastal salt-water intrusion.
Rising minewater in the abandoned workings will pollute drinking water in the underground acquifer if it is not pumped to prevent it rising further.
For example, reuse eliminates the discharge of minimally-treated water in surface waters such as lakes, streams, and rivers; it reduces a dependence on underground aquifers by reducing well water usage; and it actually replenishes the acquifer through the discharge of surplus water into rapid infiltration basins.
The Santa Lucia acquifer could potentially accommodate 25-40 Bcf of natural gas storage, serving natural gas markets in Buenos Aires and southeastern Brazil.
The area is 400 meters above sea level and has an extremely good acquifer," said Donald DeVost, chief financial officer for Polar.
However, institutional arrangements need to be made to regulate the water markets and check the over-exhaustion of the acquifer.
Water supply consists of minimally treated groundwater from the Floridan Acquifer.
A new 20-year consumptive use permit issued by SFWMD has reduced the authority's permitted withdrawal amounts from the Biscayne Acquifer to 17.