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Big Iron Drilling Ltd

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1-800-Big Iron (244-4766)

"The number you can't forget"

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NOTE 2

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Give us a call and one of our local representatives will test your water for free and recommend a viable solution.

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FOR INFORMATION ON

Water Treatment or Water Wells, please call our toll free number at:

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Safe water

Water that does not contain harmful bacteria, toxic materials, or chemicals, and is considered safe for drinking.

Safe yield

The annual amount of water that can be taken from a source of supply over a period of years without depleting that source beyond its ability to be naturally refilled.

Salinity

The presence of soluble minerals in water.

Sand filtration

Sand filtration is a frequently used and very robust method to remove suspended solids from water. The filtration medium consists of a multiple layer of sand with a variety in size and specific gravity. Sand filters can be supplied in different sizes and materials both hand operated and fully automatically.

Saturated zone

The area below the water table where all open spaces are filled with water.

Saturation

The condition of a liquid when it has taken into solution the maximum possible quantity of a given substance.

Scale

The precipitate that forms on surfaces in contact with water as the result of a physical or chemical change.

Screening

Use of screens to remove coarse floating and suspended solids from sewage.

Secondary treatment

The removal or reduction of contaminants and BOD of effluent from primary wastewater treatment.

Sedimentation

Settling of solid particles in a liquid system due to gravity.

Sediments

Soil, sand, and minerals washed from land into water, usually after rain.

Semi-confined aquifer

An aquifer partially confined by soil layers of low permeability through which recharge and discharge can still occur.

Semipermeable

A medium that allows water to pass through, but rejects dissolved solids, so that it can be used to separate solids from water.

Separate sewer

A sewer system that carries only sanitary sewage; no storm-water runoff. When a sewer is constructed this way, wastewater treatment plants can be sized to treat sanitary wastes only and all of the water entering the plant receives complete treatment at all times.

Separation

The isolation of the various compounds in a mixture.

Septic tank

An underground storage tank for wastes from homes not connected to a sewer line. Waste goes directly from the home to the tank.

Settleable solids

Those suspended solids in wastewater that will settle over a certain period of time and are removed in that way.

Settling

The process of sinking of a substance sinking in water. This occurs when the substance does not dissolve in water and its density is larger than that of water.

Sewage

Waste fluid in a sewer system.

Sewage contamination

The introduction of untreated sewage into a water body.

Sewage sludge

Sludge produced in a public sewer.

Sewerage

The entire system of sewage collection, treatment, and disposal.

Sludge

A semi-solid residue, containing microorganisms and their products, from any water treatment process.

Softening

The removal of calcium and magnesium from water to reduce hardness.

Soft water

Any water that does not contain large concentrations of the dissolved minerals calcium or magnesium.

Solidification

Removal of wastewater from a waste or changing it chemically to make it less permeable and susceptible to transport by water.

Solubility

The amount of mass of a compound that will dissolve in a unit volume of water.

Solute

Matter dissolved in a liquid, such as water.

Solvent

Substance (usually liquid) capable of dissolving one or more other substances.

Sparger

A device that introduces compressed air into a liquid.

Sparging

Injection of air below the water table to strip dissolved volatile organic compounds and to facilitate aerobic biodegradation of organic compounds.

Specific conductance

Method to estimate the dissolved solid content of a water supply by testing its conductivity.

Spring

Ground water seeping out of the earth where the water table exceeds the ground surface.

Stoke's Law

A method to calculate the rate of fall of particles through a fluid, based on density, viscosity and particle size.

Sublimation

The transitions of water directly from the solid state to the gaseous state, without passing through the liquid state.

Surface tension

The elastic-like force in a body, especially a liquid, tending to minimize, or constrict, the area of the surface.

Surface water

All water naturally open to the atmosphere, concerning rivers, lakes, reservoirs, ponds, streams, impoundments, seas, estuaries and wetlands.

Suspended solids

Solid organic or inorganic particles that are held in suspension in a solution.

Synergism

The combined action of several chemicals, which produces a total effect greater than the effects of the chemicals separately.

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Big Iron Drilling Ltd
4450 Eleniak Road NW
Edmonton, AB T6B 2S1
TEL:(780) 433-2555 | TOLL FREE: 1-800-BIG-IRON (24 Hours) | FAX:(780) 431-1091

HOURS

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday – Closed

Sunday – Closed

Statutory Holidays - Closed

We have a 24 hour "live person" answering service.