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Lambeth 1966

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

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65
Sewers
I am indebted to the Borough Engineer for supplying me with the following
information with regard to sewers within the Borough.
During the year a sum of £37,600 was spent on the general maintenance,
flushing and cleansing of the sewers for which the Council are the authority.
Part of the cleansing works were carried out under contract using a high pressure
jetting method.
SUM MARY OF WORK DONE BY DISTRICT PUBLIC
HEALTH INSPECTORS
(1) Inspections
Houses/flats inspected under Public Health Act 1936 5,664
Separate lettings 624
Revisits Houses/flats 6,745
Separate lettings 151
(2) Other inspections and visits
Miscellaneous 3,879
Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 47
Infectious Diseases 335
National Assistance Acts 1948 and 1951 (aged and Infirm) 11
Factories Act 1961-Outworkers 42
Pet Animals Act 1951 16
Noise Nuisances 185
Food Premises 3,505
Non-effective visits 3,849
(3) Nuisances and Notices
Notices served-Public Health Acts 1936 and 1961
(a) Informal 1,292
(b) Statutory 1,640
Notices complied with-Public Health Acts 1936 and 1961
(a) Informal 726
(b) Statutory 718