HC Deb 13 March 1885 vol 295 cc1075-6

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether his attention has been called to the defective water supply of the village of Flackwell Heath, near High Wycombe; and, if so, whether the necessary steps have been, or will be, taken to insist that a proper provision shall be made through the agency of the Rural Sanitary Authority?


The Local Government Board have received a complaint as to the water supply of the hamlet of Flackwell Heath, and communicated with the Rural Sanitary Authority on the subject. They, in reply, forwarded Reports from the Medical Officer of Health and Inspector of Nuisances, from which it appears that the dwelling houses are chiefly cottages, scattered over a considerable area; that the cottages, with the exception of about 28, are provided with tanks for the storage of water; and that the Sanitary Authority considers that, where there is no such provision, the owners should be called upon to provide tanks, or in some other way to provide a water supply, instead of the Sanitary Authority undertaking the digging of wells from 200 to 300 feet in depth, as has been sug- gested. Several new tanks have been provided since attention was directed to the matter. Letters of the Sanitary Authority were forwarded for the information of the complainants, and we yesterday received a Report in reply to the statements of the Sanitary Authority. We are asked to receive a deputation on the subject, and we propose to do so.