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Offline kyn

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2016, 19:06:54 »
It is one of those subjects not often thought of, yet affected everyone - and still does by the sounds of it!

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 18:35:23 »
Thanks for that Kyn.  It wasn't that long ago that they stopped discharging into the sea off Copt Point.  Interesting to see the date of the sewers.  Many are past their sell-by and road subsidence is a regular occurrence, particularly on Sandgate Road, much of which was developed around the 1870s.  All that seems to be done is a patch, instead of total renewal, the cost of which would be astronomical.

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 13:47:53 »
THE SANITARY CONDITION OF TOWNS IN GREAT BRITAIN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD – 19 SEPTEMBER 1876

FOLKESTONE.-Population, 12,094; mortality, 19.
All sewage drained direct into the sea ; water-closets in universal use. Total cost of construction for
sewers up to end of 1874, about £7500 ; annual outlay for maintenance, £75 ; cost of scavenging, £300.

 

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