public-supply water use

What is public-supply water use?

public-supply water use meaning water withdrawn by public and private water suppliers that furnish water to at least 25 people or have a minimum of 15 connections. Public suppliers provide water for a variety of uses, such as domestic, commercial, industrial, thermoelectric-power, and public water use.  See also commercial water use, domestic water use, industrial water use, public-supply deliveries, public water use, and thermoelectric-power water use.

  • 1950: Municipal
  • 1955 and later: Public Supply


reference: USGS – Water Use Terminology