SummaryProportion of agricultural non-potable water needs--e.g. irrigation--met with non-potable water. The more non-potable water used for agriculture, the more potable water is available for drinking water and healthy aquatic ecosystems. General Information about this IndicatorWhat is it?: Agriculture is a major user of non-recycled, potable water. Increasing re-use of water and use of non-potable water by agriculture leaves a greater proportion of declining water supplies for other consumptive uses and the environment.