The Public Health Act 1875

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 238 pages
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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. 1876. Excerpt: ... Water Company--continued. If able and willing to supply sufficient water, local authority cannot construct waterworks--see Waterworks. May contract to supply local authority.--" Any water company may contract to supply water or may lease their waterworks to any local authority; and the directors of any water com-pany, in pursuance, in the case of a company registered under the Companies Act, 1862, of a special resolution of the members passed in manner provided by that Act, and in the case of any other company of a resolution passed by three-fourths in number and value of the members present, either personally or by proxy, at a meeting specially convened with notice of the business to be transacted, may sell and transfer to any local authority, on such terms as may be agreed on between the company and the local authority, all the rights, powers, and privileges, and all or any of the waterworks, premises, and other property of the company, but subject to all liabilities to which the same are subject at the time of such purchase" Sect. 63. Watercourse, pollution of--"Any local authority, with the sanction of the Attorney-General, may, either in their own name or in the name of any other person, with the con-sent of such person, take such proceedings by indictment, bill in Chancery, action, or otherwise, as they may deem advisable for the purpose of protecting any watercourse within their jurisdiction from pollutions arising from sewage either within or without their district; and the costs of and incidental to any such proceedings, including any costs that may be. awarded to the defendant, shall be deemed to be expenses properly incurred by such authority in the execution of this Act" Sect. 69. Not to be drained into--see Local Authority. Between two dist...

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