HC Deb 04 August 1898 vol 64 c95

On behalf of the honourable. Member for Mid Cork I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the water supply to Deal, in Kent, is in many cases obtained from local wells, which from their position and structure are liable to surface and subsoil contamination; and whether he will cause inquiry to be made into the matter?


I am informed by the Deal Town Council that the facts are not as stated in the Question. The local authorities of Deal and Walmer have recently acquired the waterworks undertaking, and are extending their mains throughout the whole district. Notices have been given to all persons having wells on their premises to discontinue the use of the wells and to lay on the water from the waterworks. Where these notices are not complied with, and where the water has been found to be impure, the wells have been closed and the premises connected with the waterworks main.