Indirect recharge


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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

The spreading of surface water on land so that the water infiltrates through the vadose zone (the unsaturated layer above the water table) down to the aquifer (WHO 2003).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations

Indirect recharge for potable use uses the soil percolating filter effect as one step in a process of water treatment and storage (Rail 2000).


Rail, Chester David (2000) Groundwater Contamination. Volume 2: Management, containment, risk assessment and legal issues. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. WHO (2003)  Health risks in aquifer recharge using reclaimed water: State of the art report

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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