Glossary of Water and Wastewater Terms

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mesotrophic (MESS-o-TRO-fick)

Reservoirs and lakes that contain moderate quantities of nutrients and are moderately productive in terms of aquatic animal and plant life.

pipe cleaning

Removing grease, grit, roots, and other debris from a pipe run using hydraulic or mechanical cleaning methods. Also see hydraulic cleaning and mechanical cleaning.

zone of aeration

The comparatively dry soil or rock located between the ground surface and the top of the water table.

terminal manhole

A manhole located at the upstream end of a sewer and having no inlet pipe. Also called a dead-end manhole.

UF

See ultrafiltration.