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Receiving waters: A river, ocean, stream, or other watercourse into which wastewater or treated effluent is discharged.
Recharge: The processes involved in the addition of water to the zone of saturation; also the amount of water added.


Receiving Waters : bodies of water that receive runoff or wastewater discharges, such as rivers, streams, lakes, estuaries, and ground water.
Recharge: downward movement of water through soil to ground water.

receiving waters : All distinct bodies of water that receive runoff or wastewater discharges, such as streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, and estuaries.

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A river, ocean, stream, or other watercourse into which wastewater or treated effluent is discharged.

Some contain compounds which kill useful bacteria and encourage algae growth when they are in wastewater that reaches receiving waters. Disinfectant A chemical or physical process that kills pathogenic organisms in water.

outfall The mouth of a sewer, drain or conduit where effluent is discharged into receiving waters. ozone Pungent, colorless, toxic gas that is the major component of smog. It is formed when sunlight triggers chemical reactions involving hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen.

advanced waste treatment any treatment method or process employed following biological treatment (1) to reduce pollution load (2) to remove substances that may be harmful to receiving waters or the environment (3) to produce a high-quality effluent suitable for reuse in any specific manner or ...

Discharge of wastewater from municipal sewage treatment plants, industrial and commercial sources, and confined animal feedlots can contain a variety of contaminants that may impair the quality of the receiving waters.

1. The use of living organisms to test the suitability of effluents for discharge into receiving waters and to test the quality of such waters downstream from the discharge. 2. Analysis of blood, urine, tissues, etc., to measure chemical exposure in humans.
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Outfall: The place where effluent is discharged into receiving waters.
Overburden: Rock and soil cleared away before mining.

Water Quality-Based Permit- A permit with an effluent limit more stringent than one based on technology performance. Such limits may be necessary to protect the designated use of receiving waters (e.g. recreation, irrigation, industry or water supply).

urban runoff Storm water from city streets and adjacent domestic or commercial properties that may carry pollutants of various kinds into the sewer systems and/or receiving waters.

Run-Off - That part of precipitation, snow melt, or irrigation water that runs off the land into streams or other surface-water. It can carry pollutants from the air and land into receiving waters. (EPA Glossary)
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Salvage - The utilization of waste materials. (EPA Glossary) ...

Contemporary human activities have greatly accelerated the transport of reactive nitrogen through river basins that ultimately deliver this nutrient into coastal receiving waters (Galloway et al., 2004).

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Water, Waste, Environment, Pollutant, Environmental?

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