I beleive around here it has become somwhat of a standard on all new buildings, however, that doesnt help on old buildings... I refuse to carry 1000 feet of hose in my van!! That being said, we have lota hose in the shop, i grab it when i know i will need it.. PITA!!!
Can't remember who to give the credit to, but it was about hauling hoses. And they brought up the fact they used Soda Fountain hose with hose fittings and have it in on a reel. I have two, two hundred foot lengths on extension cord reels, now. Hose is small enough in diameter it keeps pressure perfect from a distant location, at the same time burst pressure is higher than a garden hose. No more carrying a ton of space consuming hoses. With ball valves at either end, don't worry about them leaking and draining in the back of the truck either.