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Commercial Water Use in Georgia, 2005

Map showing commercial water use, by county, year 2005.

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Commercial users include restaurants, hotels, retail stores, and other businesses, government and military facilities, prisons, schools, hospitals, office parks, and other institutions, and recreational facilities. Golf course irrigation is also included as a commercial use. In Georgia, there are very few commercial users large enough to require a Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GaEPD) permit, so reported commercial water-use data are minimal, and these data were combined with estimates for smaller users.

Commercial water use in 2005 was estimated to be 29 million gallons per day (Mgal/d), which is less than one percent of total water withdrawals in Georgia in 2005. Sixty-eight percent of commercial water use was from ground-water sources, and 32 percent was from surface-water sources.

Pie charts showing portion of total water use, both including and excluding thermolectric power, for commercial uses in Georgia, 2005.

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