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2005 WATER USE

Water use in Georgia in 2005 home page. Water-use home

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Domestic Water Use in Georgia, 2005

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

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Domestic water use is water used for normal household purposes, such as drinking, food preparation, bathing, washing clothes and dishes, flushing toilets, washing cars, and watering lawns and gardens. In Georgia, most water for domestic use is provided by public suppliers; however, some households, generally in rural areas, are supplied by individual water systems, primarily wells. These households are termed self-supplied domestic water users. Because self-supplied domestic water use generally is not metered, the GWUP conducted a survey in 1983 in the Athens, Georgia, area and estimated per capita water use was 75 gal/d. Withdrawals by self-supplied domestic users were estimated by subtracting estimates of the number of persons served by public-supply systems from the total county population obtained from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2005, and multiplied by 75 (gal/d).

Domestic water use was estimated to be 120 Mgal/d for self-supplied domestic use. The estimated self-supplied population was 1,604,225. Statewide, an estimated 18 percent of the population is self-supplied, and this water is assumed to be from ground water (wells and springs).

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

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