Leadership

LondonÕs Water Supply.

Issue 2 and Volume 1.

London’s Water Supply. Eight independent companies supply the metropolis of England with water; viz: tho East London, New River, West Middlesex, Grand Junction, Chelsea, Southwark, and Vauxhall, Lambeth, and the Kent company. The first five supply only that part of London to the north of the Thames; the last throe supply South London. Each has a certain district, and thero is no competition. Tho East London Company takes its water mainly from tho river Loa, at a point about ten miles to tho north of London, and partly from tho Thames, seventeen miles above London Bridge. Tho New River Company draws mainly from springs in Hertfordshire, twentyone miles from London, and partly from tho Lea. Tho Kent company takes its wholo supply from wells—from 120 to 420 foot deep—Bunk into tho chalk strata. All tho other companies draw entirely upon the Thames, above Hampton Court, seventeen miles from London Bridgo.…

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