* Updates for this data series are no longer available from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Years Available: 1990, 1995
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General Notes: *Median value gives the value for the "average" county for this metric, the 50th percentile of all counties reporting data. **Water for motels, hotels, restaurants, office buildings, other commercial facilities, military and nonmilitary institutions, and (for 1990 and 1995) offstream fish hatcheries. Water may be obtained from a public-supply system or may be self-supplied. Commercial water-use estimates were included in industrial water use until 1985, then were reported as a separate category. Commercial water use estimates were last reported nationally for 1995. 1985: Self-supplied commercial water use first reported as separate category from industrial 1990-1995: Commercial category includes offstream fish hatchery water use for some States 2000-later: Commercial category not estimated nationally: offstream fish hatchery water use is reported in the Aquaculture categoryWater that contains less than 1,000 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of dissolved solids. Generally, water with more than 500 mg/L of dissolved solids is undesirable for drinking and many industrial uses.