Table 19
Water intake in mineral extraction industries, by source, industry group and region, 2011

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Water intake in mineral extraction industries, by source, industry group and region, 2011
  Freshwater source Saline water source Total  water  intake
Municipal Self-supplied Self-supplied
Surface water bodies Groundwater Other Groundwater Tidewater Other
  millions of cubic metres
Industry group  
Coal mines x 26.8 A x x 0.0 0.0 0.0 33.6 A
Metal mines x 206.6 A 44.0 D x 0.0 0.0 0.0 260.1 A
Non-metal mines 1 x 62.1 D x 32.5 C x x x 135.5 B
Total 13.6 A 295.4 A 68.1 C 37.1 C x x x 429.2 A
  percent
Percentage of total water intake 3.2 68.8 15.9 8.6 x x x 100.0
  millions of cubic metres
Region  
Atlantic 2 x 178.2 B x x 0.0 x 0.0 185.2 B
Quebec x 15.0 A 24.1 E x 0.0 0.0 0.0 58.1 D
Ontario F 36.5 B 12.2 B 21.2 C 0.0 0.0 0.0 70.3 B
Prairies 3 x 43.6 A 13.0 A x x 0.0 x 72.5 A
British Columbia and territories 4 0.0 22.1 B x x 0.0 0.0 0.0 43.1 B
Canada 13.6 A 295.4 A 68.1 C 37.1 C x x x 429.2 A
  percent
Percentage of total water intake 3.2 68.8 15.9 8.6 x x x 100.0
Excluding sand, gravel, clay, and ceramic and refractory minerals mining and quarrying (North American Industry Classification System, code 21232).
Atlantic provinces include: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Prairie provinces include: Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
British Columbia and territories include: British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals due to rounding.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, CANSIM tables 153-0078, 153-0079, 153-0081 and 153-0082.
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