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Water Consumption Charts

Water Consumption by Use, 1995* (Millions of Gallons Per Day) and Water Consumption by Quantity, 1995 (Millions of Gallons Per Day)

Douglas Clement - Editor, The Region

Published July 1, 2003  |  July 2003 issue

Water Consumption by Use, 1995*
(Millions of Gallons Per Day)

Chart: Water Consumption by Use, 1995

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* Figures are estimates of net water consumption as opposed to withdrawals. In many uses—power generation, especially—almost all water withdrawn from rivers or lakes is immediately returned for other uses. Consumption figures also include water loss due to leakage.

** Agriculture includes irrigation and livestock.

*** Public use refers to water use in public parks and schools, firefighting and flushing water mains.

Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior

Water Consumption by Quantity, 1995
(Millions of Gallons Per Day)

Chart: Water Consumption by Quantity, 1995

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