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Islington 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Islington Borough]

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(b) Sewer Treatments

Two Sewer maintenance treatments were carried out in connection with which the co-operation of the Borough Engineer and his Staff was appreciated. Details of the treatments are as follows:-

Treatment No. and dateMANHOLES
In BoroughNot Bai tedBai tedShowing complete takesShowing partial takesShowing No takes
31 4. 4. 6082835793403610183
32 10. 10. 6083658778445614164
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Poison takes were not inspected.

DatePremisesMagistrate's Decision
3. 5. 6054 Archway RoadOffence: failing to notify the local authority that mice were living or resorting on said land contrary to Section 3, Prevention of Damage by Pests Act, 1949. Fined £5.
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Water Supplies.
(a) The Metropolitan Water Board continues to be the responsible authority for the supply
of water to this Borough.
Two bacteriological samples of mains supply and one for chemical examination were taken
by the Public Health Inspectors. All were found to be satisfactory.
Public Health (London) Act, 1936 Section 95
1. 48 applications were received for Water Certificates and 48 Certificates were issued
in respect of 355 separate dwellings.
2. Water supplies to tenement houses.
12 Notices were served under this section requiring the provision of water supplies
to tenement houses, 18 water supplies were provided or improved during the year.
(b) Well Water.
Of the 28 bore-holes or wells known to exist in the Borough, nineteen continue to be
unused, being effectively sealed, four of the remaining wells are still out of use.
Sixteen samples were taken, seven for chemical and nine for bacteriological examination.
The chemical samples indicated that the water could not be considered free from pollution, but
the water from these is used only for industrial purposes. All the bacteriological results
were satisfactory.

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