As the United States faces its worst drought in a quarter-century, the nation’s thirst for water has risen.
As the state of New Jersey’s demand for water grows, so too has demand for natural gas.
As a result, New Jersey is now among the top 20 countries in the world in how much natural gas it uses for its drinking water, according to a report from the US Energy Information Administration.
It found that the state is also one of the top 10 countries in how quickly it can recharge its water pipes.
The report also revealed that the New Jersey water supply is among the highest in the country.
The state uses roughly 1.2 billion gallons of natural gas per day, according the EIA, which means that every day, New York produces roughly two and a half times as much water as New Jersey does.
“New Jersey is one of our most productive water states in the United State,” says Jennifer Smith, director of New York’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
“We’re a growing economy, and we’re a water state, so our resources are being developed.”
The state has more than 1,300 miles of water pipelines that carry water from New Jersey to New York, according a January report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
And the state has nearly 1,000 miles of pipe that carries water from the Catskills to Manhattan, according data from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation uses about 1.7 billion gallons per day of water for public transit, according figures from the agency.
That’s more than four times as many gallons as New York City, which is home to roughly 2.2 million people.
New York also has about 1,600 miles of wastewater treatment plants.
And it has more pipes than any other state in the U.S. “When we were growing our economy in the 1970s, we used to use about 20 million gallons of water per day,” says Mike Sugg, a professor of water resources at the University of Connecticut and director of the Connecticut Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment.
“Now we’re using about 5 million gallons per year.”
In addition to the pipeline infrastructure, New Mexico is the third-largest consumer of water in the nation.
In 2016, the state produced nearly $1.2 trillion in water from water that was used for drinking, industrial, agricultural and recreational purposes, according Energy Information Authority figures.
The average cost per water used was $14.23 per thousand cubic feet.
That compares with $12.97 in Texas, where the average price per gallon is $7.50.
“As New Mexico grows and the cost per gallon of water increases, the amount of water used goes down,” Sugg says.
“But, that doesn’t mean we can use the water at its full potential.”
The report found that New Mexico was the seventh-largest state in water consumption per capita.
It also found that California, with 1.6 billion people, was the second-largest water user in the state.
That was followed by Texas, which produced the third most water per capita, at 1.8 billion.
“California is the largest water consumer in the US and the world,” Suddles says.
In fact, in 2017, the Department of Water Resources in California released a report that projected that the nation would need 1.4 trillion gallons of new water for the next 25 years.
The agency also predicted that the number of people using more water per year would rise from 10.2 percent in 2021 to 16.5 percent by 2035.
Sugg estimates that California is using more than one trillion gallons per month of water.
“I would be surprised if California was not on the top of the list,” Sedds says.
The drought has hit the state particularly hard, as it has relied on natural gas as its fuel for years.
New Jersey uses about 10 percent of the natural gas produced in the entire state, according Sugg.
New Mexico has a similar share of natural fuel, with about 15 percent, according EIA.
The states share of the nation has also grown since the 1980s, when the state used about 3 percent of its natural gas reserves.
That share has more or less leveled off since then, but the Eia found that natural gas has also become a more reliable source of water than water in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.
The EIA also found California and Texas to have the second and third highest water use per capita in the states, and New Mexico and New Jersey are tied with California as the third highest.
In 2017, New Yorkers spent about $7,000 more per person per year on water than people in other states, according Bloomberg New Water.
“That’s the main reason New Yorkers are so thirsty,” Smith says.
“[Water] is a necessity in the city, and the fact that it’s so inexpensive is a great