Public-supply water withdrawals, by county, for Georgia in 2010

Map showing public-supply water withdrawals, by county, for Georgia in 2010.

Detailed Description

Water use information is collected every 5 years by USGS. This map shows water withdrawals for aquaculture purposes, in 2010, by county, for Georgia.

To get a better idea of what aquaculture water use is, look at our Water Science School site and the National site about Water Use in the United States.

Public supply refers to water withdrawn by public and private water suppliers that provide water to at least 25 people or have a minimum of 15 connections. Public-supply water is delivered to users for domestic, commercial, and industrial purposes. Part of the total is used for public services, such as public pools, parks, firefighting, water and wastewater treatment, and municipal buildings, and some is unaccounted for because of leaks, flushing, tower maintenance, and other system losses. Domestic deliveries represent the largest single component of public-supply withdrawals.

Approximately 42,000 Mgal/d of water were withdrawn for public supply in 2010, 63 percent from surface-water sources. Public supply represents about 14 percent of total freshwater withdrawals. In some States, public-supply water sources include desalinated seawater or brackish groundwater that has been treated to reduce dissolved solids. Saline surface-water withdrawals for public-supply use were reported in Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Massachusetts. Saline groundwater withdrawals for public-supply use were identified in Florida, California, Texas, Virginia, and Utah.

 

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