Administration report of the Madras municipality [afterw.] corporation of Madras

9781130619775: Administration report of the Madras municipality [afterw.] corporation of Madras

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. 1870 Excerpt: in the third design." The sixth, "an improved surf pump, with suction pipe, bucket, and float, with a cast-iron casing or cylinder for the entire pump and float. This machine was to have been fixed 200 feet out at sea by cast-iron piles, and was to be put into operation by the waves." While these projects were under consideration of Government, the Justices on the 6th December 1840, called upon their Civil Engineer, Captain J. T. Smith, of the Madras Engineer Corps, to report on the correspondence which had previously passed about the main drain. In February of the following year a most exhaustive report was submitted, in which a system of drainage was discussed, and a remedy suggested, for the particular evil under consideration which is as follows:--6th.--Captain Smith, after describing the main sewer as presenting "a large surface of a shallow mass of vegetable and animal fluids, which operated upon by the sun, goes through all the stages of fermentation and corruption, producing at the same time vapours and exhalations most disgusting, and no doubt deliterious to the health of the inhabitants," pointed out the circumstances which led to this result, and recommended, as a palliative measure, " the straightening and arching over of the northern section of the main sewer, which, though not sufficient to operate an entire removal of the nuisance, would, in itself, afford relief." He also recommended "experiments as to the feasibility of admitting the seawater into the main sewer by means of the head of the tunnel (at the north-east angle of the Port) and of the expeuse thereof." 7 th.--On the 5th May 1841, Capt. Boulderson, the then Civil Engineer of the Justices, was asked to submit estimates for the works pr...

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