HC Deb 25 July 1881 vol 263 cc1740-1

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he is aware that the district supplied by the Southwark and Vauxhall Water Company has been and constantly is within an hour's risk of water famine; and, whether he can suggest the means by which the danger of so serious a calamity can be obviated?


I have caused inquiry to be made by Colonel Bolton, the Water Examiner, into this matter, who informs me that the supply of water being pumped into the district supplied by the Company is 25,000,000 of gallons daily, or equal to 35½ per head of the population. Colonel Bolton further reports that from an inspection of the works on the 22nd instant, he concurs in the opinion expressed by the Company's Chief Engineer, that he is under no apprehension that the district of the Company is within an hour's risk of water famine; nor has this been the case at any time during the past nine years.