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China is the top country by municipal water withdrawal in the world. As of 2015, municipal water withdrawal in China was 79.4 billion cubic meters per year that accounts for 81.07 % of the world's municipal water withdrawal. The top 5 countries (others are Mexico, Australia, Bulgaria, and Jordan) account for 99.34 % of it. The world's total municipal water withdrawal was estimated at 97.94 billion cubic meters per year in 2015.The description is composed by our digital data assistant.
Annual quantity of water withdrawn primarily for the direct use by the population. It includes renewable freshwater resources as well as potential over-abstraction of renewable groundwater or withdrawal of fossil groundwater and the potential use of desalinated water or treated wastewater. It is usually computed as the total water withdrawn by the public distribution network. It can include that part of the industries, which is connected to the municipal network. The ratio between the net consumption and the water withdrawn can vary from 5 to 15% in urban areas and from 10 to 50% in rural areas.