Water use is in the billions for nuclear facilities. The water is used to cool the rods as well as generate steam to turn the turbines for energy production. Most facilities have a discharge lake that they also use for intake and create almost a closed loop system by reusing the water multiple times.
Nuclear power plants consume about 13 gallons of water per household supplied per day when employing once-through cooling, 23 gallons of water per household supplied per day when employing a wet cooling system.
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