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Water Use in the United States

This section of the Water Science site is about how we use water on an everyday basis. After all, when it comes down to it, how we use water is what is really important to the average person.

All 2005 water-use information is from the report Estimated use of water in the United States in 2005.

Summaries, 2005

Water Use by Category, 2005

Historical Trends

Activity Center

Data Tables and Maps

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Hydroelectric Power

USGS Water Use Data and Resources


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