I have read different statistics on residential water use. One EPA chart I saw had residential use of water taking up half of all water, which seems unbelievable to me. Another writer claimed that only 1% of water is used by residential consumers. Quite a big difference.
One statistic I saw said that 45% of water "withdrawals" was for thermoelectric power, but presumably water can still be used by other consumers after it has gone through a dam power plant.
If we split water use between (1) residential consumption, (2) agricultural irrigation, (3) industrial consumption, and (4) commercial business consumption, there would seem to be four basic types of consumers. What is the relative balance of water consumption between these four types?