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London County Council 1900

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

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Table1. Particulars of the bacteria beds.

No.Name of town or district.Nature of installation.Number of beds.Distinctive number or name of each bed.Average or working area of the beds.Measurement of the beds.Depth of the beds.Material and size of the material of which the beds are composed.Thickness of each layer of material, arranged in their order in the beds, from the top downwards.Method of under-draining the beds.Actual or estimated cost of making the beds.Actual or estimated cost per acre of making the beds.Cost of treating sewage per million gallons.
At top.At bottom.
P.—Permanent. T.—Temporary.
Square feet.Feet.Feet.Feet.
Burnley— Duck pits (septic tanks) and Woodend works (beds)p.* l p30,927Furnace clinker above ½ inch mesh Coarse clinker9 inches at bottomSocketed 12 inch earthenware pipes and 4 inch field tiles1,200
2 P31,363
4 P28,134
5 P28,314
6 P54,540
11 P
14 S26,136Furnace clinker ½ inch to ½ inch mesh9 inches at bot-tom
16 S27,442Coarse clinker
17 S27,178
18 P21,7803Engine ashes
19 S21,780* 3Coke screened to 1½ inch mesh
22 S20,909Engine ashes 1/8 inch to ½ inch mesh
23 S20,909Engine ashes J inch to ½ inch mesh
Altham works (septic tanks and beds)1 P5,227
2 P13,068
3 P12,632
4 P12,632
5 S4,792
6 S13,504
7 S12,632
8 S12,632

* In this column, p indicates a Primary bed, S indicates a Secondary bed.