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U.S. Geological Survey ground-water studies in Pennsylvania

Open-File Report 88-149

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Abstract

In Pennsylvania, large water demands generally are met from surface-water sources; small water demands generally are met from ground-water sources. Ground-water sources supply 6 percent of the total water used in Pennsylvania. Of the ground water used in 1984,55 percent was for industry, 23 percent for public supply, 15 percent for rural domestic supplies, 5 percent for livestock, and 2 percent for irrigation. Public supplies provide ground water to about 2,180,000 people, and rural self-supplied systems provide ground water to about 3,000,000 people.  The major issues related to ground water in Pennsylvania are: Adequacy of supplies, Contamination by hazardous wastes, and Effects of coal mining, oil and gas production, and agriculture.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
U.S. Geological Survey ground-water studies in Pennsylvania
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
88-149
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Pennsylvania Water Science Center
Description:
2 p. :map ;28 cm.
Country:
United States
State:
Pennsylvania