Overland flow

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Overland flow refers to the treatment of wastewater by passing it through land. Purification of the wastewater takes place as it flows through the soil. Grasses growing on the soil transpire part of the water and take up nutrients (UNEP 2000).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations


UNEP (2000) International Source Book On Environmentally Sound Technologies for Wastewater and Stormwater Management

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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