Surface Water Summary Table

Below is a surface water summary table showing methods of developing sources of surface water.

This table summarizes key characteristics of the methods of developing surface water discussed in this website.

Water quality, quantity, accessibility, source reliability, and cost are summarized for each of the four methods discussed.

Use this table for reference, but visit the individual web pages for each of the methods for important details concerning each one.

Springs and Seeps 

Ponds and Lakes 

Streams and Rivers 

Rain Catchments 

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Introduction to Surface Water

Springs and Seeps

Ponds and Lakes

Rivers and Streams

Sand Dams

Rainwater Harvesting