Sustainable consumption and production
15. Water resource use
Total abstractions from non-tidal surface and ground water, leakage losses and Gross Domestic Product, 1990 to 2008
|Leakage losses since:||
- In 2007, 33 billion litres of water were abstracted per day from non-tidal surface and ground water sources in England and Wales. In the mid-1990s abstractions increased in line with economic growth.
- Leakage losses increased in the early 1990s but in 2008-9 leakage losses were 31 per cent lower than in 1992-3.
- Significant changes in the way abstraction data are collected and reported were made in 1991 and 1999. Figures prior to 1999 are not strictly comparable.
Updated: 30 July 2010