Categories: Water

Fresh water is naturally occurring water on Earth’s surface in ice sheets, ice caps, glaciers, icebergs, bogs, ponds, lakes, rivers and streams, and underground as groundwater in aquifers and underground streams. Fresh water is generally characterized by having low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids. The term specifically excludes seawater and brackish water although it does include mineral-rich waters such as chalybeate springs. The term “sweet water” (from Spanish “agua dulce”) has been used to describe fresh water in contrast to salt water. The term fresh water does not have the same meaning as potable water. Much surface fresh water and some ground water are unsuitable for drinking without some form of purification because of the presence of chemical or biological contaminants.

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Fresh water
Definition of "Fresh water" by Chat GPT: Fresh water refers to water that has a low concentration of dissolved salts and other dissolved solids. It is the type of water that is suitable for human consumption, irrigation, and other purposes. Fresh water can come from sources such as lakes, rivers, streams, and underground aquifers. It is a precious resource that is essential for life and is becoming increasingly scarce in many parts of the world due to overuse, pollution, and climate change.
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