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Water Use

Electricity production is tied with agriculture as the largest user for water in the United States. In 1995, 189,700 million gallons of water were used each day to produce electricity (not including hydroelectric power).

This map shows how much water per day each state uses to produce thermoelectric power.

Today we are using less water to produce electricity. This is due to new technology and new more efficient power plants.

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