Papers by Command Volume . 56

Papers by Command Volume . 56

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...Board would not at that time sanction the borrowing of money for any scheme unless such scheme included land upon which the effluent resulting from a preliminary process of chemical precipitation or filtration could be further treated, and in certain cases e.g., Church and Accrington) no suitable land for the purpose was available. The consequence of this was that while a fairly good effluent could be obtained without the use of land, only a fraction of the sewage could be treated, as the payment for the extensions had to come out of the revenue, and the construction of works for treating the whole of the sewage of a given district was seriously delayed. However, in 1901, after the Joint Board had been in existence for ten years, the vice-Chairman was able to report that "at present every authority has done something and has done its best." Greater difficulties were experienced with the manufacturers in dealing with their trade effluents, as they could only be called upon to use " the best means in their power," as regards purification, and it often happened that they had not power at all to alter their business premises, in order to provide for the necessary purification works. Speaking generally, however, the vice-Chairman of the Joint Committee was able to report that the manufacturers had realized their obligations and were gradually meeting them, but many cases occurred in which, after impounding a trade effluent for a week, sludge and water were let off with a rush into the river at a favourable moment (presumably when the watchmen were not likely to interfere). The different streams forming the waters of the Ribble watershed furnish a very interesting study in relation to the disposal of the sewage and trade effluents...show more

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  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557832
  • 9781236557834