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Estimated public-supply water withdrawals and domestic water use in Puerto Rico, 2016

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2016

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Molina, W.L., 2019, Estimated public-supply water withdrawals and domestic water use in Puerto Rico, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9HWON2W.

Summary

In 2016, the total amount of public-supply water withdrawn in Puerto Rico was estimated at 551 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) from fresh water sources. Surface water accounted for 492 Mgal/d (89 percent) and groundwater accounted for 59 Mgal/d (11 percent). Population served by public-supply water systems accounted for 3.4 million people, almost 100 percent of the total population. Total domestic water use was estimated at 396 Mgal/d and it is represented as the summation of deliveries from public-supply water systems to domestic users and self-supplied domestic withdrawals. The average per capita domestic water use, which represents the daily water use for the population that is supplied by public-supply water system and by domestic [...]

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Point of Contact :
Wanda L Molina, Southeast Region
Originator :
Wanda L Molina
Metadata Contact :
Wanda L Molina, Southeast Region
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

Purpose

These tables are part of an ongoing effort between the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S Geological Survey (USGS), Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center to estimate public-supply water withdrawals and domestic uses in Puerto Rico.

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