London water. A review of the present condition and suggested improvements of the metropolitan water supply

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Chapman and Hall, 1884 - 119 páginas
 

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Página 80 - There is no river in the United Kingdom long enough to secure the oxidation and destruction of any sewage which may be discharged into it, even at its source.
Página 13 - There is no hope of this disgusting state of the river being so far remedied as to prevent the admixture of animal and other offensive matters with the filtered Thames water as delivered in the metropolis.
Página 10 - Commission should forthwith issue for the purpose of ascertaining what supply of unpolluted and wholesome water can be obtained by collecting and storing water in the high grounds of England and Wales, either by the aid of natural lakes or by artificial reservoirs at a sufficient elevation for the supply of the large towns ; and to...
Página 12 - ... got rid of otherwise than by discharge into rivers or running waters, or rendered harmless before reaching them ; and also for the purpose of inquiring into the effect on the drainage of lands and inhabited places of obstructions to the natural flow of rivers or streams caused by mills, weirs, locks, and other navigation works, and into the best means of remedying any evils thence arising.
Página 14 - The temperature of the water drawn from the companies' mains is liable to excessive fluctuation?, being near the freezing point in winter, and so warm in summer as to render the water vapid and unpalatable. 8. We therefore recommend that the Thames should, as early as possible, be abandoned as a source of water for domestic use...
Página 12 - ... how far the present use of rivers or running waters in England for the purpose of carrying off the sewage of towns and populous places, and the refuse arising from industrial processes and manufactures, can be prevented without risk to the public health, or serious injury to such processes and manufactures, and how far such sewage and refuse can be utilized and got rid of otherwise than by discharge into rivers or running waters, or rendered harmless before reaching them...
Página 13 - Notwithstanding the application of partial remedies for sewage pollution at Banbury, Eton, and Windsor, and the greater care exercised by most of the Companies in the .storage and filtration of the water, the organic pollution contained in the Thames water delivered in London, though subject to fluctuations from the greater or less prevalence of floods, does not diminish.
Página 12 - ... constant supply.' The companies had always urged that the difficulties of checking waste under this system would be so great, that it would be useless to attempt it : and the Royal Commission, impressed with this objection, had reported that the system ' could not be effectually introduced in London so long as the supply remained in the hands of private companies, to whom it would be inexpedient to confide the great powers necessary for the purpose.
Página 12 - Commissioners for the purpose of inquiring how far the present use of rivers or running waters in England for the purpose of carrying off the sewage of towns and populous places, and the refuse arising from industrial processes and manufactures, can be prevented without risk to the public health or serious injury to such processes and manufactures ; and how far such sewage and refuse can be utilised or got rid of otherwise than by discharge into rivers or running waters, or rendered harmless before...
Página 16 - that it is expedient that the supply of water to the Metropolis should be placed under the control of some public body which shall represent the interests and command the confidence of the water consumers.

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