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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.
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