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Water Use

Water is everywhere, which is fortunate for all of humanity, as water is essential for life. Even though water is not always available in the needed quantity and quality for all people everywhere, people have learned to get and use water for all of their needs, from drinking, cleaning, irrigating crops, producing electricity, and for just having fun.

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Desalination

Humans cannot drink saline water, but, saline water can be made into freshwater, for which there are many uses. The process is called "desalination", and it is being used more and more around the world to provide people with needed freshwater.
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Desalination

Humans cannot drink saline water, but, saline water can be made into freshwater, for which there are many uses. The process is called "desalination", and it is being used more and more around the world to provide people with needed freshwater.
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Water Use Questions & Answers

Water is everywhere, which is fortunate for all of humanity, as water is essential for life. Even though water is not always available in the needed quantity and quality for all people everywhere, people have learned to get and use water for all of their water needs, from drinking, cleaning, irrigating crops, producing electricity, and for just having fun.
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Water Use Questions & Answers

Water is everywhere, which is fortunate for all of humanity, as water is essential for life. Even though water is not always available in the needed quantity and quality for all people everywhere, people have learned to get and use water for all of their water needs, from drinking, cleaning, irrigating crops, producing electricity, and for just having fun.
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The Water Science School -- What We Offer

The U.S. Geological Survey's Water Science SchoolWhere anyone of any age can learn all about water.
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The Water Science School -- What We Offer

The U.S. Geological Survey's Water Science SchoolWhere anyone of any age can learn all about water.
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Water Science Photo Galleries

Learn about water using pictures
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Water Science Photo Galleries

Learn about water using pictures
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Water Q&A: Where does our home wastewater go?

Learn what happens at a wastewater treatment plant.
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Water Q&A: Where does our home wastewater go?

Learn what happens at a wastewater treatment plant.
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Water Q&A: Does a little leak in my house really waste water?

Learn how a long-term leak can waste lots of water.
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Water Q&A: Does a little leak in my house really waste water?

Learn how a long-term leak can waste lots of water.
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Water Q&A: Which states use the most water?

Find out which states use the most water and what they use it for.
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Water Q&A: Which states use the most water?

Find out which states use the most water and what they use it for.
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Water Q&A: What is most of the freshwater in the U.S. used for?

Find out where most of the fresh water we use comes from, and what it's used for.
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Water Q&A: What is most of the freshwater in the U.S. used for?

Find out where most of the fresh water we use comes from, and what it's used for.
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Water Q&A: Is salt water useful?

Find out how salt water can be used, such as energy production and desalination.
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Water Q&A: Is salt water useful?

Find out how salt water can be used, such as energy production and desalination.
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Water Q&A: Is saline water useful?

Water Questions & AnswersIs saline water useful?
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Water Q&A: Is saline water useful?

Water Questions & AnswersIs saline water useful?
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Water Q&A: How is water supplied to our homes?

Find out how water gets to your home through a public water-supply system.
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Water Q&A: How is water supplied to our homes?

Find out how water gets to your home through a public water-supply system.
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Water Q&A: Where does our household water come from?

Learn about household water sources across the U.S.
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Water Q&A: Where does our household water come from?

Learn about household water sources across the U.S.
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