Water Supply for the Isolated Home, May 31, 1933

(1933) Water Supply for the Isolated Home, May 31, 1933. Iowa State University


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That practically one half of the homes in the state must rely on such a supply is evidenced by the fact that 1,184,000 of Iowa's 2,471,000 people live outside of municipalities having public water supplies. 393 organized communities depend upon individually owned wells, and a large number of homes situated on the outskirts of other cities have not yet been reached by water main extensions. Add to these two large groups of town and village dwellers, the tremendous rural population and it is apparent that the number of Iowa homes dependent upon private supplies for water is large; much larger than a casual survey would indicate. It is to serve this great number of isolated homes, many of which have unsafe and unsatisfactory water supplies, that this bulletin is written. This bulletin covers the importance and characteristics of good water, securing good water, pump equipment, water storage and safeguarding the water supply.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Note: Bulletin 114, Engineering Extension Service, Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa
Keywords: By: Murphy, Lindon John; Water-supply, Rural; Water quality
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Utilities and communications > Drinking water
Public Safety
ID Code: 44289
Deposited By: Pamela Rees
Deposited On: 08 May 2023 13:00
Last Modified: 08 May 2023 13:00
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/44289