Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1977

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Economics

Abstract

There were many events leading to the development of the rural community water systems in South Dakota. These systems were instituted by state and federal legislation enabling organizations to form a political subdivision or incorporate for the purpose of distributing water in rural areas. Their development was encouraged by lean programs through the Farmers Home Administration, state government and other sources. Advances in technology, like the polyvinyl chloride pipe and new techniques for burying the pipe, reduced the cost of the systems so they became feasible in even sparsely populated areas in South Dakota. While these events make possible and encouraged the development of rural water systems, the initiative must be taken by a local organization to plan, build and operate a system.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Water-supply, Rural -- South Dakota -- Lincoln County

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

113

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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