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Water Use in New Jersey

The future health and welfare of the Nation's population is dependent upon a continuing supply of uncontaminated fresh water. Increasing withdrawals and increasing demands for instream flows are limiting the water available for future use.

The USGS compiles water-use data from numerous sources for all parts of the county, and since 1950 has published a series of Circulars on the estimated use of water in the United States at 5-year intervals. These Circulars contain State-level estimates of the amount of public- and self-supplied water used for public supply, domestic, industrial, irrigation, livestock, mining, power generation, and other purposes. The water-use data collected and compiled in New Jersey are an integral part of the nationwide assessment of water supply and demand.

Freshwater Use in New Jersey, 2005

Data from supporting data files for Circular 1344: Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2005

Water use in New Jersey, 2005
(Water-use values are in million gallons per day (Mgal/d)
Populations are in thousands)
CountyPopulationGroundwater useSurface-water useTotal
Atlantic 271.015 47.46 3.91 51.37
Bergen

902.561

29.89 93.93 123.82
Burlington 450.743 43.25 61.61 104.86
Camden 518.249 53.94 1.43 55.37
Cape May 99.286 18.30 6.19 24.49
Cumberland 153.252 41.52 16.56 58.08
Essex 791.057 24.06 8.46 32.52
Gloucester 276.910 35.94 39.07 75.01
Hudson 603.521 0.100.00 0.10
Hunterdon 130.404 11.69 11.38 23.07
Mercer 366.256 15.40 676.17 691.57
Middlesex 789.516 43.02 6.66 49.68
Monmouth 635.952 25.46 57.44 82.90
Morris 490.593 58.10 17.85 75.95
Ocean 558.341 61.14 16.01 77.15
Passaic 499.060 6.62 157.37 164.00
Salem 66.346 13.19 14.10 27.29
Somerset 319.900 9.91 136.90 146.81
Sussex 153.130 14.00 2.36 16.36
Union 531.457 13.44 8.54 21.98
Warren 110.376 25.70 2.09

27.79

Total 8717.925 592.130 1338.030 1930.160
Freshwater use in New Jersey, 2005, by category of use
Water-use values are in million gallons per day
CountyPublic supplyDomesticIndustrialIrrigationLivestockMiningThermo-
electric power
Total
Atlantic 33.06 5.70 1.45 11.15 0.010.000.00 51.37
Bergen 117.80 2.20 2.82 0.910.020.00 0.07 123.82
Burlington 55.05 5.12 4.29 35.62 0.09 4.68 0.01 104.86
Camden 50.75 2.15 0.64 1.35 0.01 0.470.00 55.37
Cape May 13.56 2.88 0.19 1.39 0.01 5.88 0.58 24.49
Cumberland 17.064.22 5.25 16.52 0.05 14.980.00 58.08
Essex 31.270.38 0.02 0.850.000.000.00

32.52

Gloucester 23.09 3.99 23.94 5.82 0.08 4.01 14.08 75.01
Hudson0.000.00 0.100.000.000.000.00 0.10
Hunterdon 11.37 6.27 2.78 1.27 0.14 0.08 1.16 23.07
Mercer 41.10 3.38 0.34 0.54 0.020.00 646.19 691.57
Middlesex 38.28 1.01 8.37 1.95 0.01 0.060.00 49.68
Monmouth 75.03 4.32 0.78 2.70 0.070.000.00 82.90
Morris 61.84 10.63 2.41 0.86 0.02 0.190.00 75.95
Ocean 54.57 8.00 3.09 3.90 0.01 7.57 0.01 77.15
Passaic 157.94 3.13 2.63 0.29 0.000.000.00 163.99
Salem 4.17 1.81 13.64 6.49 0.190.00 0.99 27.29
Somerset 139.16 4.80 1.03 1.70 0.06 0.060.00 146.81
Sussex 8.93 6.50 0.06 0.64 0.15 0.080.00 16.36
Union 16.570.18 4.77 0.460.000.00 0.00 21.98
Warren 7.28 2.84 7.42 0.68 0.20 0.220.00 27.79
Total 957.88 79.51 86.02 95.09 1.14 38.28 663.09 1930.16

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