Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 24

Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 24

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...Utilisation of Sewage for agricultural purposes. This subject is now occupying much of the consideration of scientific men, and of the public generally, and is deserving of special consideration in a separate Paper. Before proceeding to describe the modern works for the improved drainage of London, a glance at the early history of its sewerage may not be uninteresting. The Minutes of Proceedings of some of the earlier Commissions of Sewers contain many curious entries, showing that the subject of sewerage received the attention of the Legislature from a very early date. Amongst others, a proposal by Sir Christopher Wren for improved drainage, nearly two hundred years ago, is preserved in MS. in the records of the ancient Westminster Commission. "Saturday, y 13th April, 1678. "Proposalls delivered by STM Christopher! Wren touching the new street in St. I Margaret's, viz.--"It is proposed, That whereas y new sewer in Westminster, now proposed to be carryed through George yard to Storie3 corner, and thence through Long ditch to Sre Rob Pyes sluice, by an uniforme riseing frome y Thames to the sayd sluice, so as to receive a flush of water from the Brill ditch, by meanes of the sayd sluice, for the scouring and cleansing of the sayd sewer. Now, if the sayd sewer which is already brought to Stories corner by a riseing levell, should be carried with a fall y" otherway through Long ditch, and so through Deane's yard, and all along by the Mill ditch, and then be vented into y Thames, neare y sluice of the Mill. Aud if a small branch with a sluice should be brought from the King's canall with His Majesty's allowances. It is conceived this way would be far more advantageous to cleane y sewer, than y antient ways of...show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236825268
  • 9781236825261