The United States Geological Survey has released data that tells us which state has reduced its water consumption the most in the time period from 2000 to 2005. Here are the top ten best reducers, with their reduction measured in million gallons per day.
From 2000 to 2005 (the most recent year for which data is available) Kansas reduced its water consumption by percentage the most. According to the USGS, Kansas used 6610 million gallons of water everyday in 2000. In 2005 Kansas used 3790 million gallons of water each day, resulting in a 43 percent decline in water usage during that five year period. California, the state that by far uses the most water, also made an 11 percent reduction during that time, using 51,200 million gallons everyday in 2000 but only 45,700 million gallons a day in 2005. Notably, Massachusetts’ water usage dropped 23 percent in that time period as well, going from 4660 million gallons per day in 2000 to 3590 million gallons a day in 2005. The pdf charts here provide full details: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1344/pdf/c1344.pdf and http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2004/circ1268/htdocs/table02.html (Compare table 2A in the first document to table 2 in the second.)
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