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The Sanitation of Marseilles.

Issue 26 and Volume 1891 10.

The Sanitation of Marseilles. Important sewerage works are about to be carried out in Marseilles, France. For some time past the death rate in this city has been nothing short of alarming, and matters have got worse as time went on. In 1866 the birth rate was 33.3 per thousand, and the death rate 29.4. In 1887 the birth rate was 29.5 and the death rate 29.2, whilst in 1885 the births were only 290 per thousand, whilst the death rate had risen to 32.9. In view of these facts the municipality has at last bestirred itself, and a complete system of sewers is to be laid down. The separate system will not be adopted, but both storm water and ordinary sewage will be carried by the sewers. The new sewers will drain an area of 1500 hectares, and will aggregate about 150 miles in length. These sewers will finally…

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