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EH-6 Data Details

EH-6 Reduce per capita domestic water withdrawals with respect to use and conservation

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Estimated Use of Water in the United States; Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, National Water Use Information Program (DOI/USGS/NWIS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
99.0 (2005)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Per capita water use in gallons/day for domestic purposes from a domestic public supply
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

The data reported reflect domestic water use only and do not include water used in industrial or institutional settings. Domestic water use includes water used for normal household purposes such as drinking, food preparation, bathing, washing clothes and dishes, flushing toilets and watering lawns and gardens. Water withdrawal is water removed from a ground/surface water source. USGS publishes this report 5 years. The 2005 report was released in 2009.


Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Water use and conservation