Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Paddington, Metropolitan Borough of]
Council sewers crossing the Borough becoming surcharged and
unable to accept the discharge from the Borough Council sewers.
This problem, of course, also affects other Boroughs and the County
Council were supplied with full details to assist them in dealing with
The disposal of sewage is a matter for which the London
County Council are responsible. The sewage from Paddington goes
to the Northern Outfall Works at Beckton. At these works the
sewage is treated and separated into effluent pure enough to be
discharged into the Thames, and sludge which is disposed of at sea.