Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2015
Jul 11, 2018 at 1:00pm
The nation’s water consumption is at its lowest level in more than 45 years.
A report from the U.S. Geological Survey found the nation’s water consumption is at its lowest level in more than 45 years. In 2015, Americans withdrew 322 billion gallons of water a day. That was a 9 percent less than 2010. Consumption by power plants dropped 18 percent during that same period; largely because of the use of more efficient water-based cooling systems.