Lipold: Earth's Waters 2019
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97% of water on Earth
Fresh water on the surface
less than 1% of water on Earth
Dissolves into anything (Water).
relating to water
liquid water changing to a gas
water in the form of a gas
water vapor cools and becomes a liquid
water that runs along the soil and goes into lakes and rivers
Any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's surface.
water under the ground that supplies springs and wells
a water source under the ground
water soaking into the ground through the soil
a large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply.
water treatment plant
A facility that treats water to remove contaminants so that it can be safely used.
wastewater treatment plant
A place where wastewater is filtered and cleaned before going back into the water cycle.
the process that uses chemicals to destroy harmful microbes in water
the step in water treatment when water is taken in from its source
chemical added to the water to help clump the contaminants during water treatment
The suspended particles of sediment cling to the alum particles in the water.
Fluffy, sticky clumps formed from the reaction of alum in water
the process when the flocs settle to the bottom
the process where the water passes through layers of sand and gravel to remove any particles
water is placed in closed tanks to allow time for disinfection to take place before sending the water out to the customers
Water soaking into the ground
All the water at and near the surface of the earth, 97% of which is in oceans
The change in state from a solid to a liquid
The change of state from a liquid to a solid
the series of natural processes by which water continually moves throughout the hydrosphere
Evaporation of water from the leaves of a plant