Percolation

Business / Agriculture / Percolation: The movement of water downward and radially through subsurface soil layers, usually continuing downward to groundwater. The rate at which soils permit percolation is a measure of the vulnerability of groundwaters to contamination by surface waters as well as a determinant in the siting of septic fields.

Percolation Test

Business / Real Estate / Percolation Test: A test of the soil to determine if it will absorb and drain water adequately to use a septic system for sewage disposal. MORE

Percolation Test Or Perc. Test

Business / Construction / Percolation Test Or Perc. Test: Tests that a soil engineer performs on earth to determine the feasibility of installing a leech field type sewer system on a lot. A test to determine if the soil on a proposed building lot is capable MORE

Palmer Drought Index

Business / Agriculture / Palmer Drought Index: A measure of the severity of prolonged periods (months or years) of abnormal dryness or wetness over large regions, published periodically by the Joint Agricultural Weather Facility. The Palmer Index MORE

Links
Home
Glossary
Thesaurus