Which states use the least water?

1 Answer
Apr 23, 2017

The amount of water a state uses depends on the size of the state, population of the state, the industries within the state, and the regulations of water usage in the state.


Data from 2010 shows that the states with the lowest overall usage are Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, and South Dakota. Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands also have very low water usage.

Water withdrawal per state in 2010:

The graph below shows the water usage by state broken down by use. To see a larger version of this graph, see the 2010 USGS report.

Domestic, per capita usage of water was lowest in Wisconsin for 2010 with Maine and Pennsylvania also having low usage.

For the 2010 USGS report, see here.