Water Demand and Management News #1

Urban Demand Trends In the USA

Here are two charts that illustrate the recent tradjectory of population growth and water demand in the US. These are developed using data from the USGS Estimated Water Use in the US.

In a nutshell, population had steadily increased, but public water use has declined since about 1990. This is a result that has been observed from sea to shining sea, across the US from NY to CA and everywhere in between. Municipal and urban water use has declined.

How did this happpen? Find out in the next issue of WaterDAMN.

US Population 1950 - 2015

US Public Water Withdrawls and GPCD 1950 - 2015