This shows the specialized terms used in EarthWise Academy. This section contains all the definitions used in the various course glossaries used by each course.
Capital Improvements Planning
A process for considering the future purchase or construction of expensive items.
Major acid/base system that produces a chemical reaction in water distribution systems. The carbonate system is comprised of:
An ion with a positive charge.
CCR -Consumer Confidence Report
An annual water quality report that community water systems deliver to their customers.
CCT - Corrosion Control Treatment
Water treatment that minimizes the lead and copper concentrations at users' taps while ensuring that the treatment does not cause the system to violate any primary maximum contaminant level.
Components of a water or waste water treatment system that are necessary to meet mission objectives (providing drinking water that meets or exceeds the National Drinking Water Standards, providing adequate water pressure to meet public safety needs, maintaining water service to critical users, maintaining wastewater collection system to protect public health, and providing wastewater treatment that meets the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System standards.
CWS - Community Water System
Sample collected from the distribution system.
D Sampling Sites
Representative sites within the distribution system.