Thursday, November 19, 2009

Good news: US water use down

Thanks to "more efficient irrigation systems and alternative technologies at power plants," America is using just 410 billion gallons of water per day. (ScienceDaily) Sounds like a lot, but that's less than we used in 2000. And less than we did in 1975, "despite a 30 percent population increase."

The largest uses for fresh water are irrigation and power generation. California, Texas, Idaho and Ilinois use the most.

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