Water Treatment & Wetland Vocabulary

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A list of vocab words and the water treatment process

First filtration

The first step in the process in which the water is filtered and big particles removes

coagulation/floatation

the next step in which things like alum, polymer, carbon dioxide, and sometimes lime are added to make small particle in the water clump and form big particles

abutters

People who live next door to the wetland and applicant

zoning

the rules and restriction applying to an area of land and it's use

sedimentation

the large particle become heavy and sink to the bottom of a big basin in which sediment is collected

second filtration

the water is run through a fine particle like sand or gravel to filter out other things in the water

chlorination

chlorine is added to the water to filter out harmful bacteria

oxidization

pumping oxygen into the water to make it taste, smell, and look better

bylaw

a law made by a city or town for the control of its own affairs

ordinance

a rule or law especially one adopted and enforced by local authority

floodplain

an area of land bordering a river and made of sediment carried by a stream deposited during floods

estuary

a broad mouth of a river where tides flow

intermittent

stopping and beginning again

indicators

thing that show or are a sign of

magnitude

something of great importance or effect

inundated

something flooded

criteria

a standard for making judgment

vernal pools

temporary ponds which fill up as result of snowmelt in the spring then dry up in the summer, important to amphibian's

mitigate

make less severe

statutory interest

public interests protected by law

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