U.S. Geological Survey

Estimated use of water in the United States in 1990.

Domestic Water Use

                      Table 11.  Domestic freshwater use by water-resources region, 1990
[Figures may not add to totals because of independent rounding.  Mgal/d = million gallons per day; gal/d = gallons per day]
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                                     SELF SUPPLIED                          PUBLIC SUPPLY                TOTAL USE
                     -------------------------------------------  ------------------------------- ----------------------
                                   Water withdrawals,
                                        in Mgal/d
                                 ---------------------    Per                              Per    Withdrawals      
  REGION             Population,      Source             capita   Population   Water     capita      and      Consump-
                    in thousands  --------------- Total   use,    served, in deliveries,  use,    deliveries, tive use,
                                  Ground  Surface       in gal/d   thousands  in Mgal/d  in gal/d  in Mgal/d  in Mgal/d
                                   water   water
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New England             2,220      169      0.0   169       76      10,600         713     67        882       124
Mid Atlantic            6,470      396       .1   396       61      35,100       3,270     93      3,660       415
South Atlantic-Gulf     6,990      659      0     659       94      27,700       2,790    100      3,450       815
Great Lakes             3,820      282      1.0   283       74      17,600       1,400     80      1,690       235
Ohio                    5,390      352      8.1   360       67      16,500       1,050     64      1,410       191

Tennessee 883 56 0 56 63 3,030 252 83 308 43 Upper Mississippi 4,340 371 0 371 85 16,900 1,530 90 1,900 401 Lower Mississippi 1,230 90 0 90 74 5,940 698 117 788 151 Souris-Red-Rainy 211 22 0 22 105 461 45 99 68 25 Missouri Basin 1,700 138 1.0 139 82 8,350 925 111 1,060 400

Arkansas-White-Red 1,380 118 0 118 85 6,870 705 103 823 267 Texas-Gulf 700 79 0 79 113 14,500 2,060 142 2,140 760 Rio Grande 311 23 0 23 75 1,920 282 147 305 142 Upper Colorado 137 9.9 .3 10 74 488 83 169 93 34 Lower Colorado 363 37 2.1 39 108 4,380 722 165 761 363

Great Basin 145 13 2.6 15 106 2,040 432 212 448 165 Pacific Northwest 1,830 212 7.7 220 120 7,080 960 136 1,180 186 California 4,200 210 103 313 74 25,200 3,690 146 4,000 1,020 Alaska 174 6.2 .7 6.9 40 376 30 79 36 3.7 Hawaii 53 8.5 1.4 9.9 189 1,060 126 119 136 68 Caribbean 208 3.7 4.6 8.2 40 3,420 163 48 171 74 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Total 42,800 3,260 132 3,390 79 210,000 21,900 105 25,300 5,880 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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