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How much water was used in Vermont in 2015?

Vermont water use in 2015.

In 2015, approximately 91 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water was withdrawn from groundwater and surface-water sources in Vermont. Total water withdrawals between 1990 and 2015 are on steady decline (-86 percent).

  • Surface water withdrawals totaled  54 Mgal/d (59 % of total) 
  • Groundwater withdrawals totaled 37 Mgal/d (41 % of total)
  • All withdrawn water was a freshwater, there weren't saline water withdrawals. 

Vermont Total Water Withdrawals in 2015 by Category (Values in Mgal/day)

  • Public Supply—42.7
  • Aquaculture—12.0
  • Domestic—11.0
  • Industrial—11.0
  • Livestock—5.9
  • Mining—4.6
  • Irrigation—3.1
  • Thermoelectric—0.8
Vermont Total Water Use by category in 2015
Vermont Total Water Use by category in 2015 

Vermont Public Water Supply Withdrawals in 2015 by County

VT County Groundwater (Mgal/d) Surface Water (Mgal/d) Total (Mgal/d)
Addison 1.75 1.7 3.45
Bennington 0.98 2.32 3.3
Caledonia 0.87 0.9 1.77
Chittenden 0.47 13.42 13.89
Essex 0.15 0.1 0.25
Franklin 0.47 2.53 3
Grand Isle 0.03 0.47 0.5
Lamoille 1.2 0.09 1.29
Orange 0.84 1.32 2.16
Orleans 1.28 0.35 1.63
Rutland 1.84 2.53 4.37
Washington 0.61 1.24 1.85
Windham 0.36 1.74 2.1
Windsor 3.04 0.06 3.1
Total 13.89 28.77 42.66

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