Glossary beginning with A

terms for which definitions are available

agricultural activities

the work of producing crops and raising livestock including tillage, plowing, disking, harrowing, pasturing, mushroom growing, nursery, and sod operations and installation of conservation measures; construction of new buildings or impervious area is not considered an agricultural activity

algae

any of a number of several groups of single-celled or multi-cellular organisms, all of which lack leaves, roots, flowers, and other organ structures that characterize higher plants

aquatic

relating to water, particularly freshwater

aquifer

an underground geologic feature containing water

asset management

Ability to manage infrastructure and other capital assets to minimize the total cost of owning and operating them, while delivering the service levels customer's desire.