Glossary of Water and Wastewater Terms

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5 random terms from our glossary

littoral zone (LIT-or-ul)

  1. That portion of a body of fresh water extending from the shoreline lakeward to the limit of occupancy of rooted plants.
  2. The strip of land along the shoreline between the high and low water levels.

buffer action

The action of certain ions in solution in opposing a change in hydrogen ion concentration.

air blower

A device used to ventilate manholes and lift stations.

hydraulic population equivalent

A flow of 100 gallons (378 liters) per day is the hydraulic or flow equivalent to the contribution or flow from one person. Population equivalent = 100 GPCD or gallons per capita per day (378 LPCD or liters per capita per day).

catalyzed (KAT-uh-lized)

To be acted upon by a catalyst.