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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, 2010

Data from supporting data files for Circular 1405: Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2010

Water use in New Jersey, 2010
(Water-use values are in million gallons per day (Mgal/d)
Populations are in thousands)
CountyPopulationGroundwater useSurface-water useTotal
Atlantic 274.549 54.94 5.12 60.06
Bergen

905.116

25.41 90.89 116.30
Burlington 448.734 45.43 64.05 109.48
Camden 513.657 52.84 4.61 57.45
Cape May 97.265 19.91 1.44 21.35
Cumberland 156.898 52.41 6.45 58.86
Essex 783.969 27.95 5.21 33.16
Gloucester 288.288 33.80 38.42 72.22
Hudson 634.266 0.39 0.01 0.40
Hunterdon 128.349 12.91 76.77 89.68
Mercer 366.513 15.38 462.22 477.60
Middlesex 809.858 37.33 14.97 52.30
Monmouth 630.380 28.54 51.35 79.89
Morris 492.276 52.90 52.05 104.95
Ocean 576.567 66.79 18.77 85.56
Passaic 501.226 9.85

211.33

221.18
Salem 66.083 12.77 73.87 86.64
Somerset 323.444 11.17 2.43 13.60
Sussex 149.265 13.66 3.12 16.78
Union 536.499 12.77 135.06 147.83
Warren 108.692 15.74 1.22

16.96

Total 8791.894 602.890 1319.360 1922.250
Freshwater use in New Jersey, 2010, by category of use
Water-use values are in million gallons per day
CountyPublic supplyDomesticIndustrialIrrigationLivestockMiningThermo-
electric power
Total
Atlantic 35.19 7.15 2.31 15.16 0.01 0.240.00 60.06
Bergen 109.03 2.41 3.91 0.91 0.000.00 0.04 116.30
Burlington 56.46 7.77 1.09 43.96 0.07 0.13 0.00 109.48
Camden 46.27 3.52 3.60 2.53 0.01 0.38 1.14 57.45
Cape May 13.24 4.84 1.43 1.48 0.01 0.35 0.00 21.35
Cumberland 17.05 4.84 7.98 27.88 0.03 1.07 0.01 58.86
Essex 31.04 0.42 0.64 0.76 0.000.00 0.30

33.16

Gloucester 20.65 5.94 25.82 6.60 0.06 0.13 13.02 72.22
Hudson0.00 0.01 0.38 0.010.000.000.00 0.40
Hunterdon 79.54 7.60 0.76 1.05 0.12 0.12 0.49 89.68
Mercer 37.00 2.74 0.38 8.35 0.020.00 429.11 477.60
Middlesex 34.99 1.98 3.75 2.44 0.01 0.59 8.54 52.30
Monmouth 68.21 5.72 1.83 3.87 0.09 0.170.00 79.89
Morris 92.63 8.24 2.13 0.86 0.02 1.070.00 104.95
Ocean 55.42 11.63 8.63 8.31 0.02 1.19 0.36 85.56
Passaic 216.29 3.20 0.84 0.25 0.00 0.600.00 221.18
Salem 4.33 2.67 10.11 9.64 0.150.00 59.74 86.64
Somerset 4.03 5.47 1.16 1.68 0.06 1.220.00 13.60
Sussex 6.00 7.96 1.29 0.58 0.13 0.820.00 16.78
Union 145.45 0.12 1.41 0.620.000.00 0.23 147.83
Warren 7.28 4.11 3.82 0.70 0.19 0.56 0.30 16.96
Total 1080.10 98.34 83.27 137.64 0.98 8.64 513.29 1922.25

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