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Water that can be found in the saturated zone of the soil; a zone that consists merely of water. It slowly moves from places with high elevation and pressure to places with low elevation and pressure, such as rivers and lakes. The term describing all subsurface water and the source of well water. It can be found in aquifers as deep as several miles. The water that systems pump and treat from aquifers (natural reservoirs below the earth's surface). The term describing all subsurface water and the source of well water. It can be found in aquifers as deep as several miles.