But very small new works have been done under this
this head, but you have on hand a work of some importance
in Oxford Street and Richardson Street, which
is the first section of the reconstruction of a sewer which
has been in an unsatisfactory state for many years.
The are still some old sewers out of use, which are
a source of annoyance to the inhabitants of the streets
in which they exist, owing I believe principally to the
large number of rats bred in them, and I shall be glad,
as soon as your funds will permit, to demolish them.
The total cost of cleansing, flushing and maintaining
sewers during the year has been £813 8 2
The cost of the new work has been 230 9 7
£1043 17 9
The following Table will show the quantity of each
description of sewer constructed during the year :—
15-in. pipe 224 feet
12 „ 430 „
9 „ 174 „
Sixty-three houses have been connected with the
sewers during the year.
I regret to say, that the low lying portions of the
district were again flooded by heavy storms which occurred
during the spring and summer of last year, and
much damage was done to underground rooms and
cellars; the cause of the flood being the inability of
the main sewers to carry off the storm water. It was
HORSE HIRE AND SLOPPING.
1877. 1878. 1879. £ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d. Horse Hire and Labor lor Cleansing 2515 5 11 Horse Hire and Labor for Cleansing 1892 7 5 Horse Hire and Labor for Cleansing Roads for the six months ending Sept. 29th, 1878 810 4 6 Ditto for Drawing Materials 326 3 2 Ditto for Drawing Materials 523 14 7 Scavenging Roads and Rent of Stone Yard 1184 11 9 Scavenging Roads and Rent of Stone Yard and Riga Wharf 1272 11 0 Keep of Horses and Labor for Cleansing Roads for the six months ending on March 25th, 1879 1199 9 9½ Barge Hire and Canal Dues for removing Street Refuse 205 17 3 Drawing Materials 490 8 2 Scavenging Roads and Rent of Riga Wharf 1271 16 11 £3777 19 4½ £ 4231 18 1 £ 3688 13 0 !()
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