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Rebman, 1896 - 438 páginas
 

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Página 385 - By the general law applicable to running streams, every riparian proprietor has a right to what may be called the ordinary use of the water flowing past his land ; for instance, to the reasonable use of the water for his domestic purposes and for his cattle, and this without regard to the effect which such use may have, in case of a deficiency, upon proprietors lower down the stream.
Página 150 - ... cholera in Hamburg went right up to the boundary of Altona and there stopped. In one street which for a long way forms the boundary there was cholera on the Hamburg side, whereas the Altona side was free from it.
Página 86 - ... per cent, of sewage, we are led in each case to the inevitable conclusion that the oxidation of the organic matter in sewage proceeds with extreme slowness...
Página 387 - It also appears that the river Wandle is, and always has been, supplied above the plaintiff's mill in part by the water produced by the rainfall on a district of many thousand acres in extent, comprising the town of Croydon and its vicinity. The water of the rainfall sinks into the ground to various depths, and then flows...
Página 382 - ... all corporations, tenants in tail or for life, married women seised in their own right or entitled to dower, guardians, committees of lunatics and idiots, trustees or feoffees in trust for charitable or other purposes, executors and administrators, and all parties for the time being entitled to the receipt of the rents and profits of any such lands in possession or subject to any estate in dower, or to any lease for life or for lives and years, or for years or any less interest...
Página 378 - If placed in the ground such stop-valve shall be protected by a proper cover and guard-box. " 13. Every cistern used in connection with the water supplied by the company shall be made and at all times maintained water-tight, and be properly covered and placed in such a position that it may be inspected and cleansed. Every such existing cistern, if not already provided with an efficient ball-tap...
Página 115 - Commissioners, after a lengthy investigation, came to the conclusion that, "where the chief sanitary conditions prevail with tolerable uniformity, the rate of mortality is practically uninfluenced by the softness or hardness of the water supplied to different towns, and the average rate of mortality in the different water divisions varies far less than the actual mortality in the different towns of the same division.
Página 385 - Subject to this condition, he may dam up the stream for the purpose of a mill, or divert the water for the purpose of irrigation. But he has no right to interrupt the regular flow of the stream, if he thereby interferes with the lawful use of the water by other proprietors, and inflicts upon them a sensible injury.
Página 377 - Every pipe hereafter laid for the conveyance of, or in connexion with, water supplied by the company, shall, when laid in open ground, be laid at least two feet six inches below the surface, and shall in every exposed situation be properly protected against the effects of frost.

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