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The London Water Supply.

Issue 10 and Volume 1891 9.

The London Water Supply. Though London has not as yet suffered from an actual water famine, its constantly increasing population renders not improbable such a state of affairs in the near future unless time is taken by the forelock and the supply of water materially increased. Such an increase must be sought far afield, as no more water can be drawn from the Thames, and no great increase in the supply from the chalk wells can be expected. The most recent proposal for a new source of supply is that of Messrs, Hassard and Tyrrell, M.M.I.C.E., of I Victoria street, London, S. W., who, according to Engineering, propose to draw the supply from the sources of the Usk, Wye and two or three minor rivers in Wales. They propose to form their main reservoir by damming the outlet of a small lake lying in a valley about six miles east…

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