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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 or the Bacteria Beds amd 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. Gallons.Original water capacity of the bed in the tank.Water capacity of the bed after use.Number of hours occupied in 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.Numbfr 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.
38RochdaleNo lossof capacity detected.
41SouthportCoarse and fine16,875...7,500 (each)44-4
42Swinton and Pentlebury
44WednesburyPrimary Secondary...15,000 35
45West BromwichSingle contact47,250...16,66635.39,95021.1......6,71640.2...816
Primary157,500...45,00028.629 45518.7......15,54534.512 months...
Secondary135,300...45,00033.3...33,33724.6......11,66325.912 months...
46WorcesterNo measurements as tocapacity havebeen made.