Potable water use by sector and average daily use1, 2, 3, 4

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Table: 38-10-0271-01 (formerly CANSIM 153-0127)

Release date: 2015-06-19

Geography: Canada, Province or territory

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This table displays the results of Potable water use by sector and average daily use.
The table type is Simple.
The information is grouped by Geography, Characteristics of potable water use (appearing as row headers).
For the column header, Row 1 is Reference period.
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GeographyCharacteristics of potable water use2011201320152017
Canada(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)5,123.7A5,032.8A5,020.8A4,888.4A
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)52,195.8A1,971.4A2,497.7A2,444.8A
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)1,108.1A1,272.8A1,447.5A1,460.4A
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)673.3A640.5A754.1A817.8A
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)6212.3A114.0A167.8A151.3A
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)7934.2A1,034.0A153.7B14.1C
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8485A460A446A427A
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5251A222A234A220A
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use523,977,930A24,291,634A29,266,822A30,388,571A
Newfoundland and Labrador(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)121.8A130.8A128.1A127.4B
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)527.0B28.1B64.7A75.8B
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)10.3C5.5D23.1B29.9B
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)2.8C2.2A8.3A19.5B
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)6F0.3E27.9A1.1E
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)781.6A94.6AF1.2A
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8810A853A818A792B
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5530A628A585A474B
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use5139,591A122,609B303,237A437,945B
Prince Edward Island(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)11.4A12.1A11.3A11.3A
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)55.6A4.8A6.4A5.6A
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)3.6A2.8B4.0A4.7A
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)1.0A1.0A1.0A1.0A
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)60.00.00.00.0B
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)71.2A3.5B0.0A0.0B
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8491A491A451A441A
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5284A281A253A218A
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use553,923A46,726A68,876A70,079A
Nova Scotia(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)97.2A94.0A90.6A84.0A
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)542.7B41.4A47.0A39.5A
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)21.9B21.2A23.1A20.6A
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)17.6B14.7A18.5A23.5A
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)61.3D1.1B2.1C0.3A
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)713.7C15.7A0.0A0.0A
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8462A444A426A394A
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5225A219A221A186A
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use5519,094B517,035A583,051A583,519A
New Brunswick(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)89.6A94.7A100.1A92.5A
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)527.8A21.2A42.5A39.2A
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)9.6A11.8A40.4A38.2A
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)4.2A5.3A13.9A12.3A
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)61.5B0.0A1.1A1.1A
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)746.6A56.3A2.2A1.6E
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8645A673A705A615A
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5293A239A309A265B
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use5259,409A242,672A376,822A405,221A
Quebec(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)1,645.7A1,577.4A1,551.0A1,457.5A
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)5578.4A414.0A657.7A650.3B
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)257.0A377.4A445.0A415.7A
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)301.3A277.8A334.4A347.1A
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)616.7B36.8A43.2C40.2B
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)7492.4A471.4A70.7B4.2E
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8628A595A565A526A
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5364A256A260A240B
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use54,357,993A4,429,909A6,941,869A7,429,679A
Ontario(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)1,670.0A1,627.7A1,623.4A1,575.7A
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)5793.0A737.1A846.5A771.4A
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)427.4A476.4A482.7A499.1A
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)194.5A176.3A219.6A220.4A
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)6126.4A32.9A47.3A83.6A
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)7128.7A205.0A27.3A1.2A
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8407A378A370A355A
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5208A192A201A184A
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use510,464,326A10,494,079A11,560,260A11,476,676A
Manitoba(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)117.2A115.5A109.3A113.4A
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)557.9A56.7A58.6A64.8A
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)31.5A27.0A27.0A30.1A
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)17.5A13.5A13.9A10.0A
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)64.3A3.5A3.7A4.2A
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)75.9B14.8A6.0A4.2A
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8332A326A300A292A
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5173A181A174A176A
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use5918,025A857,577A920,428A1,011,042A
Saskatchewan(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)121.9A122.3A121.5A120.3A
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)550.2A51.6A59.7A63.7A
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)34.0A34.7A35.8A31.4A
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)15.0A17.6A19.5A22.5A
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)64.2A5.0A5.9A1.9A
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)718.6A13.3A0.6D0.8A
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8414A409A404A391A
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5200A197A203A209A
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use5686,351A718,750A806,716A833,487A
Alberta(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)440.5A455.8A474.2A472.1A
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)5201.1A211.5A255.4A250.1A
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)96.8A117.9A137.5A137.1A
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)45.1A60.8A50.2A71.4A
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)655.6A23.0A31.0A13.4A
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)741.9A42.5A0.0A0.1A
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8373A365A364A356A
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5187A184A199A192A
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use52,953,454A3,151,967A3,520,781A3,574,856A
British Columbia(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)792.2A786.3A796.1A818.5A
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)5403.6A397.2A450.3A474.0A
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)213.4A195.5A226.6A249.5A
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)74.1A70.7A74.3A88.9A
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)62.2D11.3A5.4D5.5A
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)798.9A111.5A39.6C0.6A
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8543A520A508A503A
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5312A299A301A291A
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use53,545,689A3,636,560A4,096,563A4,460,452A
Yukon(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)8.7A8.1A7.1A6.4A
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)55.7A4.6A5.4A4.3A
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)1.9A1.9A1.2A1.6A
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)0.2A0.4A0.3A0.5A
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)60.0A0.0A0.2A0.0E
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)70.9A1.1A0.00.0B
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8776A725A624A568A
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5573A459A475A383A
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use527,096A27,554A31,296A30,829A
Northwest Territories(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)5.5B5.5B5.4C6.1B
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)51.4D1.3C1.5E4.2A
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)0.3D0.3E0.4E1.6B
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)FF0.2E0.1A
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)60.1EFF0.0A
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)73.7A3.9C3.2A0.1A
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8374A361A346A406B
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5214B241B207C286B
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use517,590C15,284B20,499D40,140B
Nunavut(map)Cubic metres
Total potable water volume, all sectors of use (x 1,000,000)2.0B2.6A2.7B3.4A
Residential sector (x 1,000,000)51.4B1.8B1.9A1.9B
Industrial, commercial, institutional and other non-residential sectors (x 1,000,000)0.4B0.4B0.5C0.9A
Losses from the distribution system (x 1,000,000)0.1C0.1A0.3B0.6A
Wholesale water provided to other jurisdictions (x 1,000,000)6F0.00.0A0.0A
Sector of use unknown (x 1,000,000)70.1A0.2E0.00.0E
Litres per person per day
Average daily total use per capita of the population served8144B185A198A270B
Average daily residential use per capita of the population served5112B159B140B153B
Persons
Responding population served for the average daily residential use535,390C30,914C36,425B34,646B

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E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
A data quality: excellent
B data quality: very good
C data quality: good
D data quality: acceptable

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25318/3810027101-eng

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