Transactions of the Sanitary Institute of Great Britain

Transactions of the Sanitary Institute of Great Britain

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... proportion of the sewage discharged from the North Bull outfall will not go beyond the bar, that during neap tides it will return into the harbour and flow up on Clontarf Strand, converting this Strand into a pestilential slob of about 1,600 acres in extent. We can scarcely imagine what this means. Possibly if we remember that the area of the bed of the Liffey uncovered at low water, west of O'Connell Bridge, which is now so much complained of, is but the two-hundreth part of the area of Clontarf Strand, an idea may be formed of what this nuisance will become in hot summer weather, with a light wind blowing in from the sea. In time it would simply become intolerable to the township of Clontarf, and, sooner or later, the outfall would have to be abandoned for a more distant one at Howth. A Howth outfall has been talked of ever since Dublin main drainage has been seriously discussed, but Mr. Hassard has the credit of laying the details of a specific scheme with an outfall at the Nose of Howth before the Royal Commissioners. While disagreeing with him as to the position of the outfall, which I should prefer to be either at the Bailey or Drumleck Point, I think the principle of his scheme correct, namely, to pump the whole of the sewage, and to have a constant discharge at the outfall, thereby requiring no storage. Mr. Hassard's proposal for the city drainage forms a striking commentary on his Rathmines and Pembroke scheme. Surely if the White Bank outfall fulfilled the conditions of a good main drainage outfall, it would have answered for the city also. The mere fact of having to pay the Port Board an annual subsidy, even equal to ten times that paid by the townships, would not be a sufficient reason for incurring the additional outlay...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784057
  • 9781236784056