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St Giles (Camberwell) 1887

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Camberwell]

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level; and 1s. 3d. per 1,000 gallons in the high-level district,
near the Crystal Palace.
The Kent Water Co. charge about £20 per mile.
This work has been performed by the Vestry plant,
&c., which has averaged as follows:—
Horses 90
Water Vans 69
Water Carts 7
Material Carts 32
Slop Carts 40
Slop Vans 12
Horse Road Brooms 6
Light Cart 1
Steam Road Roller 2
Corn Van 1
Disinfecting Van 1
Do. Trucks 3
Dust Carts 24
Do. Vans 2
The consumption of the fodder per horse per week has
Clover, Mixture, and Hay 2.05 trusses.
Straw (including bedding) 1.62 „
Oats 2.74 bushels.
Beans 0.15 „
Bran 9.16 lbs.
The cost of fodder, &c. consumed during the year, has
amounted to £3,156 12s. 10d., equal to 13s. 6d. per horse,
per week.

The supply of water, the mileage of roads watered, and the amount paid for water was as follows:—

Southwark and Vauxhall Water Company—by meter764711
Rent of 51 meters. Standposts property of Vestry103190
Lambeth Water Company—by meter423196
Rent of 30 meters6296
Rent of 30 standposts44126
Kent Water Company—by mileage: about 11 miles33000
Fifteen Pumps from WellsNil.
Four Pumps (from Grand Surrey Canal)31110
Lewisham Board of Works—Sydenham hill (moiety of expenses)44188
Length of roads watered about 95 miles.
Southwark & Vauxhall Co.'s supplyKent Co.'s supplyLambeth Water Co.'s supply.
Hydrants and Waterposts, the property of VestryNo.No.No.
Do. the property of the Lambeth Water Company, for which a rental of 30/- each per annum is paid--30
Meters—the property of the Companies, for which a rent of £2 2s. each per annum is paid51-30
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