The Water left behind or trapped between soil particles
What is Capillary
Very fine particles usually silicates of aluminum and/or iron magnesium. This type of soil impedes water flow.
What is Clay?
The process by which saturated soil looses its strength and behaves like a liquid
The speed at which water travels through a material.
The volume of all the open spaces
(pores) between the solid grains of soil.
What is porosity?
Type of sediment produced by the breakdown of various types of rocks.
A sedimentary material consisting of very fine particles intermediate in size between sand and clay.
Water which is not absorbed by the soil and flows to lower ground, eventually draining into a stream, river, or other body of water
Floating barriers which are placed around the leaking ship. These stop the oil from spreading so that skimmers can collect it.
Chemicals which break down the oil into its chemical components.
Boats, vacuum machines, and oil absorbent plastic ropes that skim spilled oil from the water surface.
What are skimmers?
Big sponges used to absorb oil.
An outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely
A person who studies the incidence transmission, distribution and control of disease.
What is an
The loss of fluids from the body.
What is dehydration?
Inflammation of the intestine often with pain, diarrhea. This conditions is sometimes fatal.
What is a dysentery?
General weakness and discomfort with loss of appetite.
What is malaise?
Harmful microorganisms such as bacterium and fungus.
What are pathogens?
A microscopic single celled organism that is largely aquatic and includes many parasitic forms.
What are protozoa?
To remove components from the soil by the action of water trickling through.
Safe to consume.
What is potable?
A device which separates wanted elements from unwanted material using a tool such as a mesh, net or other filtration method.
What is a sieve?
A pond or a lake where water is collected and stored until needed.
Wastewater that has been cleaned so that it can be reused for most purposes except drinking.
What is reclaimed water?
Carries water above or underground to homes and businesses.
What is a pipeline?