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Page 17 - ... we are of opinion, that the present state of the supply of water to the metropolis is susceptible of, and requires, improvement; that many of the complaints respecting the quality of the water are well founded ; and that it ought to be derived from other sources than those now resorted to, and guarded by such restrictions as shall at all times ensure its cleanliness and purity.
Page 3 - Bridge: now the same course, by filth of the tanners and such others, was sore decayed; also by raising of wharfs ; but especially, by a diversion of the water made by them of the new Temple for their mills standing without...
Page 23 - ... a foul, foetid ditch, its banks coated with a compound of mud and filth, and strewed with offal and carrion,— the water to be used for every purpose, culinary ones not excepted...
Page 21 - It appears that the water of the Thames, when free from extraneous substances, is in a state of considerable purity, containing only a moderate quantity of saline contents, and those of a kind which cannot be supposed to render it unfit for domestic purposes, or to be injurious to the health. But as it approaches the metropolis, it becomes loaded with a quantity of filth, which renders it disgusting to the senses, and improper to be employed in the preparation of food.