Industrial Water Use

Whenever possible, based on input from members of an industrial ad hoc group, product based forecasting methods were used. For product based forecasting, industry-specific production projections were used to project the rate of future growth in water use within the industry. For example, the carpet manufacturing industry provided an alternate method for forecasting. For industries where product based forecasting was not possible, industry-specific workforce projections were used to project the rate of future growth in water use within the industry.

The draft industrial water and wastewater forecasts are aggregated by region for each industry sector for the planning period. To provide the Council with a starting point for the selection of management practices, these draft forecasts have been disaggregated among relevant categories, such as the ratio of land application to point discharge for wastewater disposal.