U.S. Water Use Down Since 1975
According to the new U.S. Geological Survey report, the United States is using less water than it did in 1975. ENN reports that, even with a 30 percent population increase, water consumption in the U.S. down compared to peak use in 2000, 1985, and 1975. The cause is attributed to alternative methods for cooling power plants and more efficient irrigation systems.
— Lisa Lombardi