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[mass noun] Water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock.
- ‘The groundwater is becoming saline as the water table sinks because of overuse, and sea water presses in.’
- ‘The fluid has boiled, but is largely undiluted by groundwater.’
- ‘The shallower the depth to groundwater, the less soil there is to act as a filter.’
- ‘Salinity also is a problem in areas with saline groundwater, such as is found in Egypt and Israel.’
- ‘This will help keep contaminated surface water from entering the well and groundwater.’
- ‘They believe that the company's heavy use of groundwater is causing water shortages.’
- ‘Water consumption was so heavy as to cause the infiltration of sea water into the groundwater.’
- ‘But while the soil was moist the plants would not be drawing groundwater.’
- ‘Another problem with landfill is fluid polluting groundwater and getting into the water supply.’
- ‘She says it plans to enter into a voluntary remediation of the site's soil and groundwater.’
- ‘Have the effects on our groundwater and drinking water systems been considered?’
- ‘In the absence of a proper clean-up of the site, chemicals are still leaking into the soil and groundwater.’
- ‘So it is clear what groundwater and surface water are understood to mean, and who the targets of the bylaw are.’
- ‘It determined that areas with groundwater within two metres of the surface are at high risk of dryland salinity.’
- ‘It is environmentally sound, as it does not contaminate groundwater or use up scarce water resources.’
- ‘Therefore, what happens to groundwater at one spot can easily affect the aquifer at another.’
- ‘Here on the edge of the sea, as fresh groundwater is depleted, sea-water is beginning to push in.’
- ‘Wetlands are the storehouses of groundwater and play a key role in maintaining the water table.’
- ‘They can contaminate underlying soils and groundwater or contaminate storm water which travels to bodies of surface water.’
- ‘The main problem with the spills and overflows is the risk of fuel getting down into the soil and groundwater.’
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