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Plumstead 1894

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health

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Summary of Nuisances abated, Notices served, and General Work of the Sanitary Department for 12 months, ended 31st December, 1894:—

PREMISES INSPECTED.Inspections and Results.Special in both Districts.Total.
No. of houses inspected, House to house11447491893
„ „ re-inspected after service of notices204815899234560
„ ,, houses and premises specially inspected, re infectious diseases and complaints4353218451601
„ „ new buildings re certificates ..163163
„ „ where drains have been tested by smoke test527423149
Waste pipes from baths, lavatories, and wash-house sinks, repaired or disconnected from drains11171240
Choked and defective drains remedied201305102608
Defective traps abolished24491992
Defective and unventilated soil pipes remedied15181245
Stables drained11
Combined drains taken up and relaid2424
No. of houses re-drained by combined drains161161
W.C.'s repaired, new traps or pans provided, fittings repaired5821723298
Water supply apparatus repaired23719343473
Interiors cleansed, repaired, and defective roofs repaired15725033446
Damp walls remedied405610106
Paving in yards and wash-houses repaired12910819256
Through ventilation provided614222
Wash-houses without sinks and outlets for waste water233659
Defective guttering and rain water pipes1248315222
Dustbins supplied134134
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