Groundwater protection describes the management processes
by which groundwater quality and resources are protected
against pollution and over-exploitation.
Groundwaters are representing outstanding natural resources
in Hungary. More than 95 per cent of drinking water is supplied
from groundwaters. Springs and wells are filling up the
swimming pools in the numerous thermal and medicinal baths.
Groundwaters are being utilized in the industry and in irrigation
as well however to a lesser extent and no extension is justified.
Nevertheless the significance of groundwaters is high
from the point of view of the natural vegetation and agriculture
as well: for the optimal water supply of vegetation groundwater
at the proper depth is required. There are several areas
important with a view to nature conservation where the wetness
migrating upwards from the deeper horizons is providing
the sine qua non for special ecosystems. Also captured or
non-captured natural springs may represent special natural
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