Statistics compiled in 1981, showed that 22 percent (600,000 persons) of the province's population depended upon ground water for water supply. Although the volume of ground water extracted amounts to only ten percent of total water consumption in British Columbia, because ofthe large quantities of water used in the province, this represents 25 percent of all the ground water extracted in Canada. The largest use of ground water in the province is by industry (55 percent), followed by agricultural (20 percent), municipal (18 percent) and rural domestic (7 percent). Certain areas areentirely dependent upon ground water for water supplies.
BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection. 2001. Ground Water Issues in British Columbia. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection
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