London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

View report page

London County Council 1900

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London County Council]

This page requires JavaScript


Table 3.Particulars as to the Capacity of the BacteriaBeds and as to the loss of Capacity during working.

No.Name of town or district.Name or number of bed.Capacity, when empty, of the tank containing the bed.Original water capacity of the bed in the tank.Water capacity ef the bed after use.Number of hours occupied in draining the bed.Number of days during which the bed had been resting previous to the measurement being made.Loss of capacity.Length of time during which the bed was in use.Number of fillings during the time.
Date.Gallons.Percentage of the empty tank.Date.Gallons.Percentage of the empty tank.Gallons.Percentage of original water capacity of the bed.
lAccringtonThe beds are not ordinary contact beds, the sewage percolates through The same amount of sewage is being passed through the beds as whenthem. they were first constructed.
2AldershotNo account is taken of the number of fillings. The system having gonebeyond the experimental stage, the beds are brought into use as required.
5BarnsleyIt is expected that a reduction in capacity will occur.
8Bloxwich district of Walsall5,000
9Bristol— At KnowleContinuous process.
At St. John's-lane