rural water use

What is rural water use?

rural water use meaning self-supplied water used in suburban or farm areas for domestic and livestock needs, and includes domestic use, drinking water for livestock, and other uses such as dairy sanitation, cleaning, and waste disposal.

  • 1950-1955: Rural, included self-supplied domestic and livestock uses
  • 1960-1980: Rural, subcategories of rural domestic and livestock
  • 1985 and later: replaced by Domestic and Livestock categories

See also animal-specialties water use, domestic water use, livestock water use, and self-supplied water use.


reference: USGS – Water Use Terminology