Source water


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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

The supply of water for a water utility (Symons 2000).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations

Source water is usually treated before distribution to consumers, but some ground waters are of such a quality that they can be distributed untreated.Water in its natural state (source), prior to any treatment for drinking. Also known as raw water.


Symons JM, Bradley LC and Cleveland TC (2000) The drinking water dictionary, American Water Works Association.Health Canada

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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