The Water Supply of Kent; With Records of Sinkings and Borings

The Water Supply of Kent; With Records of Sinkings and Borings

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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: ...Dark blue clay... Sand White sand-rock, mixed with white spar in top, 6 feet Light-grey rock White sand-rock, with light-coloured clay at 237 to 237$ and 230 fc to 252 Brown sandy clay White sandy rock, with brown clay at284ito285 Blue clay... Brown rock White sand-rock Brown sand-rock Light-coloured clay White sand-rock, with dark brown clay at 343 to 345i Light-coloured clay... The last two sections are notable for the great thickness of the Wadhurst Clay, much beyond that formerly estimated. Borehole No. 4.?1895. Nearly 199 feet above Ordnance Datum. Made and communicated by Messrs. Isr.KR & Co. 1898. Line! with 180 feet of 1H inch tubes, from 4 feet 8 inches down, and with 132 feet of 10 inch (internal) tubes, from 203 feet down, the bottom 80 feet perforated. Water-level about 54 feet down. Supply, from two wells, between 25 and 30 gallons an hour. Apparently the following account from Dr. G. Abbott of what he describes as well 1 refers to the above, as the depth to the base of the Wadhnrst Clay and the total depth are the same: --The following places are within the area of control of the Tunbridge Wells works: --Langton, Pembury, SDuthborough and Speldhurst, besides Frant, in Sussex. The quantity drawn in 1906 was, from springs 253,30(5,624 gallons, from wells and borings 113,510,862 (but the yearly supply is given as 300 millions). The highest day's consumption was 1,100,000. (Water Works Directory, 1907.) Pluckley. Brickyard close to the railway, 200 yards W. of the Station. Ordn. Map 288, new ser.; Geol. Map 3. Communicated by Mr. W. Tongue, of Woolwich (to W. Topley). 1878. Water plentiful and overflowing. Weald Clay; the bottom 4 feet a fine sandy bed. Plumstead. Ordn. Map 271, new ser.; Geol. Maps 1, S.W., London and more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607414
  • 9781236607416