Ground water is an essential and vital resource for many residents of British Columbia and provides numerous households with water for drinking and washing. However, as ground water is not readily visible, it remains a hidden resource whose value is not well understood or appreciated. In recent years, events affecting ground water quality have heightened public awareness and concern about the importance and vulnerability of the resource. Ground water exists almost everywhere within the ground, but some areas contain more water than others. The water table is the level below which all spaces in the soil are filled with water. The region below the water table is called the saturated zone. An aquifer is ground water that produces useful quantities of water when tapped by a well (Figure 1).
BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection. 2005. Wasa Lake Ground Water Quality Assessment. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection
Keywords: Wasa Lake, Ground Water, Water Quality Assessment
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