Agricultural use refers to all water used for crop irrigation and production/processing.
Urban water use (also known as Municipal and Industrial, M&I) includes commercial, industrial, residential, and institutional uses.
Every year, the SBCWA gathers water production (how much water is produced from each source) and demand (how much water is used by metered customers) figures from water purveyors throughout the county.
Efficient water use means that all water consumers use only the amount of water required to meet their needs. Efficient use of water results in little or no waste.