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Water Treatment & Wetland Vocabulary

A list of vocab words and the water treatment process
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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