A new study shows that people are already using more water than they need.
The report was released Thursday by the Pew Research Center, which found that in 2016, Americans used nearly 4 billion gallons of water, or about 11% of the nation’s total water use.
While most of that amount is considered safe, it’s an increase from 2016 when nearly 4.4 billion gallons were used.
It was the largest increase since 2006, the most recent year for which data is available.
The rise is particularly alarming given the rising costs of water for people and the increased demand for water from cities.
A report last year by the Urban Institute found that cities were using water at levels they could not keep up with.
The authors said the issue was more pronounced in urban areas, where there are fewer people and businesses.
Water scarcity is a serious problem in many areas of the country.
The most densely populated states in the U.S., including California and Texas, have among the highest water use rates.
In 2016, the U,S.
Department of Agriculture reported that nearly half of Americans, or 43.6 million people, drank more than one liter of water a day.
About 2.7 million people used more than four liters of water per day, or one fifth of the population.
While some states have implemented new water conservation measures, the federal government has been slow to adopt new water efficiency measures.
In 2016, only 23 states and the District of Columbia passed legislation to increase efficiency standards.
Some states have reduced water use by reducing the amount of water they use, but the federal level is not set to change anytime soon.
Some experts say the increase in water consumption could be tied to rising food prices.
Water is one of the few things Americans eat every day.
Food is another, according to a report from the Uricandez Institute, a water conservation think tank.
The study found that a portion of Americans use at least two liters per day on food, including a significant portion of those who consume the most food.
In contrast, the majority of people who drink water and other drinks don’t.
“We’re seeing more people turning to bottled water and bottled water products, as well as to a water-efficient home, as a way to avoid the need to buy more water,” said Robert Meehan, senior director of water policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group.
Many Americans are also opting to conserve their water and reuse it instead of buying more.
An estimated 7 million people are using the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting System (EGRS), which tracks greenhouse gas emissions from the energy industry.
The system includes data from a number of sources, including the Environmental Defense Fund and the UMass Lowell Environmental Data Center.
Researchers at the University of Maryland and the University at Buffalo in New York found that the amount Americans recycled from their water increased by more than 20% from 2016 to 2017.
But the data showed that about a third of that increase could be attributed to individuals using more than they needed.
That increase could have implications for the water crisis in the United States.
The government estimates that the nation is facing a water shortage of up to 9.7 billion gallons.
This article has been updated with additional data.