Water Consumption Charts
Water Consumption by Use, 1995* (Millions of Gallons Per Day) and Water Consumption by Quantity, 1995 (Millions of Gallons Per Day)
Published July 1, 2003 | July 2003 issue
* Figures are estimates of net water consumption as opposed to withdrawals. In many usespower generation, especiallyalmost all water withdrawn from rivers or lakes is immediately returned for other uses.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)
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