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Wandsworth 1873

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Wandsworth District, The Board of Works (Clapham, Putney, Streatham, Tooting & Wandsworth)]

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TABLE VI.

Summary of the Sanitary Operations in the entire District during the year 1873.

Clapham.Battersea.Wandsworth.Putney and Roehampton.Streatham, including Tooting and Balham.Totals.
Number of Houses and Premises inspected1200* 2,000250165230* 3,845
1st Notices served41180361718292
2nd Notices served31024...19
Cesspools emptied and cleansed.........89...
Cesspools abolished......2...68
Waterclosets constructed...60...43158261
Houses supplied with water750246102207
Drains constructed or connected with Sewer7281333959284
No. of feet of New Sewers and Branch Drains3,9721,7037467236,21913,363
Drains repaired or trapped, or obstructions removed3010092130190
Open Ditches, Ponds, &c., cleansed......311,500 ft....
Dust-bins provided...50...43102195
Pig Nuisances removed295212...120
Accumulations of Offal, Manure, &c., removed1643131192
Unwholesome and dilapidated Houses cleansed or repaired...3021134
Cases investigated by Magistrates...95...1...96
Compulsory Orders obtained...10.........10
Compulsory works executed...10.........10
Works remaining in abeyance from various causes.........1...1
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* Some of the figures in the column of this table relating to Battersea must
be viewed as approximations only, since administrative changes in that Sub-district
during the year, and the loss of a return or two in the transfer of the books, has
rendered it difficult to obtain a perfectly accurate statement.


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