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    groundwater vs underground water

    Most groundwater originates from rainfall that has entered the earth.

    Is it correct to use underground water to replace groundwater in the above sentence. Are they interchangeable?

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    Re: groundwater vs underground water

    I wouldn't. You could say water underground, which has the meaning water that is underground. I would leave it as it is, though.

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    Re: groundwater vs underground water

    Groundwater is water that permeates the earth up to a certain level. Underground water is in aquifers, underground streams etcetera.

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