Definitions for "SOURCE WATER"
Keywords:  untreated, drinking, lakes, raw, refill
Untreated water from streams, rivers, lakes, or underground aquifers which is used to supply private wells and public drinking water.
Water in its natural state, prior to any treatment for drinking.
The supply of water for a water utility. Source water is usually treated before distribution to consumers, but some groundwaters are of such a quality that they can be distributed untreated.