Surface water definition

Surface water means all water which is open to the atmosphere and subject to surface runoff.
Surface water means water upon the surface of the earth, whether contained in bounds created naturally or artificially or diffused. Water from natural springs shall be classified as surface water when it exits from the spring onto the earth’s surface.
Surface water means inland waters, except groundwater; transitional waters and coastal waters, except in respect of chemical status for which it shall also include territorial waters.

Examples of Surface water in a sentence

Surface water on all paved areas shall be collected and/or routed so that it will not obstruct the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic and will not create puddles in the paved area.

Surface water shall not be allowed to either flow over or from the pad, which means the pad must be self-contained.

Surface water - lakes, streams, wetlands, intermittent channels, and county/judicial ditches.

Citation: 15A NCAC 02H .0506(b); 15A NCAC 02H .0507(c)Justification: Surface water quality standards require that conditions of waters be suitable for all best uses provided for in state rule, and that activities must not cause water pollution that precludes any best use on a short-term or long-term basis.

Surface water from vehicle parking and hardstanding areas shall be passed through an interceptor of adequate capacity prior to discharge.


More Definitions of Surface water

Surface water means water occurring generally on the surface of the earth.
Surface water means any water on the surface of the earth.
Surface water means water or natural precipitation temporarily diffused over the surface of the ground.
Surface water means all water which is open to the atmosphere and subject to surface runoff (see also section R309-515-5(1)). This includes conveyances such as ditches, canals and aqueducts, as well as natural features.
Surface water means any body of water, whether fresh or marine, flowing or contained in natural or artificial unlined depressions for significant periods of the year, including natural and artificial lakes, ponds, springs, rivers, streams, swamps, marshes, irrigation canals and tidal waters.
Surface water means that portion of waters, as the term “waters” is defined in section 22a-423 of the Connecticut General Statutes, located above the ground surface.