Massachusetts water use in 2015.
In 2015, approximately 1,406 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water was withdrawn from groundwater and surface-water sources in Massachusetts. Total water withdrawals between 1990 and 2015 are on steady decline (-75 percent).
- Surface water withdrawals totaled 1,027 Mgal/d (73 % of total)
- Groundwater withdrawals totaled 379 Mgal/d (27 % of total)
- Freshwater withdrawals were 918 Mgal/d (65 % of total)
- Saline water withdrawals were 488 Mgal/d (35 % of total)
Massachusetts Total Water Withdrawals in 2015 by Category (Values in Mgal/day)
- Public Supply—648
Massachusetts Public Water Supply Withdrawals in 2015 by County
|MA County||Groundwater (Mgal/d)||Surface Water (Mgal/d)||Total (Mgal/d)|