Response of municipal water use to weather across the contiguous US
Municipal water demand exhibits seasonal patterns in response to summer withdrawals for landscape irrigation, particularly in dry regions of the western US. Outdoor water use can account for more than half of annual household water use, and therefore is a critical aspect of urban water planning under scarcity. Water use for landscape irrigation is responsive to local weather changes and drought restriction policies and therefore is targeted by demand management programs. Previous studies estimate the impact of climatic, socio-economic, and landscape factors on residential water use, but commonly ...
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