HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 c309W
88. Mr. Renton

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that many disused clay pits and chalk pits contain water unfit for human consumption but useful for industrial municipal purposes; and what steps he is taking to secure the use of such water, so as to conserve water needed for human consumption.

Mr. Bevan

Yes, but whether it could be used depends, among other factors, upon the cost of bringing it in separate pipes to the areas where supplies are needed. I am ready to consider any proposals submitted by the responsible authorities.

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