Three States use a quarter of U.S. water

Florida, California and Texas lead the country in water usage. The government projects that at least 36 states will face water shortages within five years.

· Floridians use about 2.4 trillion gallons of fresh water a year, as well as uncounted amount of treated and desalinated water for consumption and tasks such as cooling power plants.

· The state projects that by 2025 the population have increased 34% from about 18 million to more than 24 million people, pushing annual demand for freshwater to nearly 3.3 trillion gallons.

· More than half of the state’s expected population boom is projected in a three-county area that includes Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach, where water use is already about 1.5 trillion gallons a year.

· “We just pass a crossroads. The cheap water sources are basically are gone,” said John Mulliken, director of water supply for the South Florida Water Management District. “We really are at a critical moment in Florida history.”

· Florida represents perhaps the nation’s greatest water irony.  A hundred years ago, the state’s biggest problem was it had too much water. But decades of dikes, dams in water diversions have turned swamps into cities.


Americans now use an average of 100 gallons of water each day—enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses.  A recent government survey show at least 36 states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide  water shortages by 2013. By using water more efficiently, we can help preserve water supplies for future generations, save money, and protect the environment.

 U.S. environmental protection agency





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Surface water in the United States represents only about 5 percent of the country’s freshwater reserves.  The rest is underground.  Exploitation of U.S. aquifers, once thought to be an inexhaustible resource, has depleted some aquifers faster than they can be replenished.  Today, farms, towns, and cities that rely on aquifers are forced to cast an ever widening net to find water.



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