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London County Council 1900

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

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Table 3. Particulars as to the Capacity of the Bacteria Beds 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 at 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 durimg 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.
19Glasgow4 1st contact beds72,99617 Sept., '0036,498 32,61750 (estimated) 44.6 (actual) wmDec., '0019,70026.9......12,91739.6101 days167
Mar., '0117,49223.9......2,2086.883 „213
May, '0121,41229.3...193,920 gain12.044 „88
Aug., '0120,32127.8......1,0913.387 „174
Nov., '0121,83929.9...251,518 gain4.776 „152
Dec., '0118,98126.0......2,8588.822 „22
Jan., '0219,04626.0......65 gain0.242 „42
Mar., '0217,99724.6......1,0493.258 „88
20Haslingden, Rawten-stall and Bacup
21- Hey wood