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St Olave 1894

Annual report on the sanitary condition of the District for the year 1894

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Summary of Nuisances and other matters reported on, and work done during the year ending 31st December, 1894.

Number of Inspections or Re-Inspections made (but not including the numerous subsequent visits to works in progress, testing drains both new and old, &c.)722
Number of Complaints entered in the complaint book12
The above-mentioned nuisances were dealt with as follows:
Number of Intimations served291
„ Statutory Notices served ...107
„ Notices directing attention to Bye-laws73
„ Reports to Board or Committees31
Summons taken out—
For non-compliance with Notices under the Act2
„ „ Bye-laws7
The prosecutions were in each case upheld, and the fines and costs paid.
Sanitary defects found and dealt with:
Number of Houses found without water7
Number of cases in which the drinking water and the supply to the w.c. were the same18
Cisterns found dirty22
Cisterns imperfectly covered20
Overflow pipes connected to soil pipes or drains2
Defective water fittings24
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