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Trinidad and Tobago

Water use

In 2011, total water withdrawal in the country was estimated at 383.2 million m3 of which 237.6 million m3 or 62 percent for municipal use, 128.9 million m3 or 34 percent for industrial use and 16.7 million m3 or 4 percent for agricultural use (Table 3 and Figure 1). Of the total withdrawal, 228.4 million m3 or 60 percent comes from surface water, 107.8 million m3 or 28 percent from groundwater and 47.0 million m3 or 12 percent from desalinated water (Figure 2). In Trinidad, surface water withdrawal was estimated at 218.4 million m3 of which 2.8 million m3 from rural intakes, 193.0 million m3 from reservoirs and 22.6 million m3 from other surface water sources. Groundwater withdrawal was approximately 100.2 million m3. Desalination water is purchased by WASA from the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago, with an annual production of 47 million m3. In Tobago, surface water withdrawal in 2006 was estimated at 10.0 million m3 and groundwater withdrawal at 7.6 million m3 (WRA, 2012). WASA is the major abstractor of the natural water resources; other users include industrial and agricultural facilities.






     
   
   
             

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