Water supply and sewage disposal for country homes
"The sanitary surroundings of farmers' homes are showing many improvements which are the natural outgrowth of modern ideas of comfort, refinement, and convenience. The pleasures of country life are so often marred by the absence of comforts which in the city are accepted as a matter of course that there is growing conviction that the farm should be provided with at least some of the "modern conveniences." An abundant supply of pure water is a necessary prerequisite to most of these conveniences. The health of the household is largely dependent upon the quality of the water and its reaction upon the wholesomeness of the milk, butter, cream, and other products used on and sold from the farm. A proper water supply is not necessarily expensive if its installation be kept within the bounds of utility. The chief source of expense aside from the piping for water is the plumbing fixtures and these may be of a very luxurious type and correspondingly expensive. The methods of supply herein described have all been successfully used, and the costs as given are close approximations. There may be a wide variation from these costs due to the different character of fixtures that may be used."--Page 5.