United Kingdom Water

Water Precipitation in the U.K.

Water Precipitation in depth
1,220 mm/year
Long-term average annual precipitation in depth (mm/year 2017)
Water precipitation in volume
297.2 billion m³/year
(Long-term average annual precipitation in volume (billion m³/year 2017)

Water Resources in the U.K.

This is the sum of renewable groundwater and renewable surface water resources (both internal and external)

Renewable Water Resources
147 billion m³/year
Total Renewable Water Resources (2017)
Water Resources per Capita
2,221 m³/person/year
Renewable Water per Inhabitant (2017)
Water Dependency
1 %
Water from outside the country (2017)

Water Use in the United Kingdom

Total, by Sector, and by Year

Notes: Years with missing data left empty.
Water use can include water used and then returned to its source (renewable resource).

Access to safe drinking water

The entire (100%) population of the United Kingdom has access to a safe-drinking water source.

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