Progress Report for the Fiscal Year

Progress Report for the Fiscal Year

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... arrangement at street crossings from those already referred to. Thus, at Leavenworth and Bush streets, the brick sewer from the north in Leavenworth street turns eastward into Bush street on a curve; but descending toward the south on Leavenworth street and toward the west on Bush street, with dead ends at the crossing, are three feet by five feet brick sewers. Why they are there, unless it be that the property is valuable in that vicinity and could afford to pay for an expensive sewer, it will be difficult to explain It is recognized as necessary that sewers should be well ventilated, but it is hardly likely that the property owners and residents on any street frontage would consent to have ten-inch ventilating tubes terminating at the sidewalk curb line, when such a pipe leads up from a typical crossing that has been made a cesspool by reason of defective design or improper construction. Yet, in the heart of the city, in the district extending from Hayes street on the south to Washington street on the north, from Mason on the east to Broderick street on the west, there are no less than 139 storm water inlets and catch-basins (cesspools as they are locally _ though improperly, termed), that have been put in at corners from which the gutters slope downward in both directions, which therefore receive no water, not even in the rainy season, and which are never trapped against the contaminating sewer gases. The construction of the vast number of perfectly useless catch-basins, which the above statement indicates as existing throughout the city, has served no purpose whatsoever, except to yield a profit on construction and to contaminate and threaten the healthfulness of the city. In the district above named the blocks are 275 feet by' 412...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742974
  • 9781236742971