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GCP

GCP

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Geology

Geology

Definition

The study of the earth, including its composition, structure, physical properties and history.
Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC)

Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC)

Definition

Charcoal-like material used to adsorb contaminants from an aqueous or vapour phase. GAC is one of the groundwater treatment methods used at the GTP.
See also: Groundwater, GTP
Groundwater

Groundwater

Definition

Groundwater is the general term for water in the ground. Underground water bodies are known as aquifers. The Botany Sands Aquifer flows slowly from Centennial Park to Botany Bay.
Groundwater Extraction Exclusion Area (GEEA)

Groundwater Extraction Exclusion Area (GEEA)

Definition

Also known as Zone 1 of Botany Sands Aquifer Management Area as set out by the NSW Office of Water. Further information about GEEA.
Groundwater Extraction Exclusion Area (GEEA)

Groundwater Extraction Exclusion Area (GEEA)

Definition

Also known as Zone 1 of the Botany Sands Aquifer Management Area as set out by the NSW Office of Water. Further information about GEEA.
Groundwater Injection and Recovery System (GIRS)

Groundwater Injection and Recovery System (GIRS)

Definition

A system installed on the BIP that be used in the unlikely event that the Groundwater Treatment Plant can not operate for an extended period (e.g. three months or more). It entails re-injection of groundwater extracted from secondary containment area in to the aquifer up hydraulic gradient of the BIP extraction line to ensure later recovery of the injected water. See also: Aquifer, BIP containment line, Groundwater, GTP, Secondary Containment Area (SCA)
Groundwater recharge

Groundwater recharge

Definition

The rate at which infiltrated water (e.g. from rain, irrigation and ponds) reaches the underground water table.
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