Water Words Crossword Puzzle

  1. 2. The name for water that flows over land as surface water to reach streams, rivers, sewers, lakes, and oceans.
  2. 6. A garden designed to catch and clean polluted stormwater before it gets into our sewers, rivers, or streams.
  3. 8. An underground pipe that carries wastewater and/or stormwater.
  4. 11. A region where all the water flows over land to the same end location.
  5. 12. A general term for many different forms of water that fall from the sky. Examples include rain, snow, sleet, and hail.
  6. 13. Turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth is an example of this.
  7. 16. A word used to describe a hard surface that does not allow water to soak in or pass through. Example surfaces include roofs, roads, parking lots, and sidewalks.
  1. 1. An opening constructed in streets or parking lots to carry stormwater down to the sewer.
  2. 3. The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority pumps raw water from this river to treat into drinking water.
  3. 4. A word used to describe a surface that allows water to soak in or pass through, like water trickling through a sponge. Example surfaces include fields, gardens, and forest floors.
  4. 5. The name for harmful pollutants in our rivers, streams, and lakes.
  5. 7. A building roof designed to catch and clean rainwater with plants and soil.
  6. 9. The name for water from rain or melting snow.
  7. 10. The process that naturally recycles water as it changes from solid to liquid to gas.
  8. 14. The wearing away of rock and dirt by wind and water.
  9. 15. Water that has been used in homes and businesses and must be cleaned before it is released back into the environment.