Stable water usage, but some groundwater concerns, USGS report indicates


  • Randy Showstack


Water use in the United States has remained fairly stable since 1985, according to an 11 March report by the U.S. Geological Survey. The report, which estimates water use for the year 2000—the most recent available data—indicates that Americans used an estimated 408 billion gallons of water per day an amount the agency said would fill 8 billion bathtubs daily.

This also translates into 1,430 gallons per person per day when including electric power generation, irrigation, and personal use.