Beneficial use

The amount of water necessary when reasonable intelligence and diligence are used for a stated purpose; Texas law recognizes the following uses as beneficial
(1) domestic and municipal uses,
(2) industrial uses,
(3) irrigation,
(4) mining,
(5) hydroelectric power,
(6) navigation,
(7) recreation,
(8) stock raising,
(9) public parks, and
(10) game preserves.


Source: Corrosion-Doctors.org

Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beneficial_use