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Forty-eight percent of the Iowa rural homes do not have water piped to the house, yet ninety-seven percent of these same homes use automobiles of their own. The significance of this fact is not so much the high cost of the installation of a water system, but is the low valuation placed on the human energy of the worker who carries the water to the house. These figures are from the results of the Home Equipment Survey of 1926 made under the direction of the Industrial Survey and Research Service of Washington, D. C.
"Common Sense in Buying Equipment,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 7
, Article 4.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol7/iss3/4