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Please note that preliminary data were used in this publication. Please refer to CANSIM tables 153-0047 to 153-0051; 153-0067 to 153-0097 for revised data.

The Industrial Water Survey was re-instituted by Statistics Canada as a biennial survey in 2005 after a hiatus of almost ten years. This publication presents the results of the 2009 version of the survey which gathered information on the intake and discharge of water by industrial users in manufacturing industries, mining industries and thermal-electric generating industries.

The information collected from industrial water users included: monthly and annual total water intake and discharge; water intake by source and kind; water intake treatment; water intake by purpose; water recirculation or reuse by purpose; water discharge and its treatment. Also, water acquisition costs, treatment costs and operating and maintenance expenses related to water intake and discharge were collected.

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