Water use in aquaculture – water use related to the rearing of fish, crustaceans and other organisms living in the water and water use outside the river in relation to fish hatcheries. Water withdrawal – water that is removed from the ground or diverted from a surface water source for use. See also off-stream use and self-supplied water. See also commercial water use, domestic water use, industrial water use, public water use, public water use and thermoelectric energy use. The following terms have been used in one or more publications on water use. Comparing water consumption categories over the history of these reports can also help clarify the use of some of the terms. Domestic water use – water used for indoor domestic purposes such as drinking, preparing food, washing, washing clothes and dishes, flushing toilets and outdoors, such as watering lawns and gardens. Domestic water use includes drinking and non-potable water provided to households by a public water supplier (home deliveries) and self-supplied water. See also water use in hatcheries, water use in public supply, public supply, industrial water use and self-sustaining water use. Inter-basin transfer – Transfer of water from one river basin to another.
Inter-basin transfers can be monitored or regulated for different levels of water points. B for example for a level of hydrological unit or a set of watersheds carried out by a regulatory authority. industrial use of water – water used for manufacturing, processing, laundry and cooling. Includes industries such as chemicals and related products, food, mining, paper and related products, petroleum refining and steel. Sprinkler irrigation system – an irrigation system in which water is applied using perforated pipes or pressurized nozzles to form a spray pattern. See also irrigation water use, micro-irrigation system and surface irrigation system. Water use – In a restrictive sense, the term refers to water withdrawn for a specific purpose, para. B example for utilities, domestic use, irrigation, thermoelectric cooling or industrial processing. In previous circulars on water use, water consumption for the domestic, commercial, industrial and thermoelectric categories included both self-sustaining withdrawals and public supply supplies.
In a broader sense, water use refers to human interaction with and influence on the water cycle and includes elements such as water abstraction, distribution, consumption use, wastewater discharge, treated wastewater, reflux and water use. See also Off-Stream Usage and Instream Usage. Reflux – water that enters a groundwater or surface water source after being released from the point of use and is therefore available for later use. Term used in previous circulars on water use. See also Water consumption. Hydroelectricity, Hydroelectricity – Disposable cooling system for the use of hydroelectric water – also known as open-loop cooling system. A cooling system in which water is taken from a source, flows through the heat exchangers, and then returns to a body of water at a higher temperature. See also cooling system, type of cooling system, use of industrial water and use of thermoelectric water. Salt water – water containing 1,000 mg/L or more of dissolved solids. See also fresh water. rural water use – self-sustaining water used in suburbs or agricultural areas for domestic and livestock needs and includes domestic use, drinking water for livestock and other uses such as milk hygiene, cleaning and waste disposal. .