The following report is an analysis of factors which influence domestic water purchase among residents of a rural Kentucky county who must purchase hauled water, The results of the analysis are compared with previous studies of factors which influence domestic water use by urban dewllers participating in a piped water distribution system.
The results of the analysis of rural water purchase corroborates the findings from the studies of urban water use, showing that the amount of water purchased by a household is influenced by the socio-economic status of that household and by the price paid for water. As socio-economic status rises, domestic water purchase increases, and as the price of water increases, the amount of water purchased decreases.
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The work upon which this report is based was supported in part by funds provided by the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Water Resources Research, as authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964. (Agreement No. 14-01-0001-1636).
Rosenstiel, Charles R., "Factors Influencing Rural Water Purchase" (1970). KWRRI Research Reports. 157.