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Canterbury (General Information)
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 14:55:16 »
THE SANITARY CONDITION OF TOWNS IN GREAT BRITAIN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 19 SEPTEMBER 1876

Canterbury.-Population. 20,962; mortality, 24∙4; or 23∙13, excluding 19 deaths brought into city.
Sewage contains manufacturing refuse from dye and soap works; about 3000 water-closets in use; dealt with by means of precipitating tanks and large filtering beds at gravel: system, *** is successful in preventing pollution of river, in action about three years. Total cost of construction for sewers up to the end of 1874, 1800; annual outlay, about 150 for wages at sewage work; cost of scavenging in 1875, 296 8s. 11d.

 

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