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

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London County Council 1900

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

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Table4. Particulars of the Septic Tanks (if used).

No.Name of town or district.Number of tanks.Distinctive name or number of each tank.Whether the tanks are open or closed.Dimensions of the tanks.
Area.Depth.Capacity of the tanks.
1AccringtonThe whole of the tank capacity is a little over 1½ days' flow.
2AldershotNo septic tanks used.
6Birmingham201 to 20Open189,000 (square feet)6057,143,500
7Blackburn2 in succession.Open750,000
8Bloxwich district o: Walsall...OpenTank holds about 6 hours flow of sewage,
9Bristol— At Knowle2KnowleClosed275 and 360626,000 (total)
At St. John's-lane1St. John'sClosed20068,125