Water use in the United States

Grade level: 3rd – 5th

Skills: Circle graph

Related environmental issues: Water

Area level: National

The circle graph below shows how water is used for what purposes in the United States.

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  1. For what purposes is water used most?
  2. What sector uses about one third of water in the United States?
  3. What sector uses about one third as much water as agriculture?
  4. What percent of water is used for either household, industry, raising water creatures or mining?

Source: US Geological Survey

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Answer keys

  1. For electricity generation
  2. Agriculture
  3. Business and schools
  4. 8%

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