Water use

1) In a restrictive sense, the term refers to water that is actually used for a specific purpose such as domestic use, irrigation, or industrial processing. 2) More broadly, water use pertains to human’s interaction with and influence on the hydrologic cycle, and includes elements such as water withdrawals, deliveries, consumptive use, wastewater releases, reclaimed wastewater, return flow and instream use.


Source: Corrosion-Doctors.org

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