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WAIHI BOROUGH DRAINAGE.

(By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.) WAIHI, this day. A Borough Council meeting was held last evening in connection with the proposed comprehensive borough drainage scheme. Dr. Purdy -wrote as follows:—"On b?half of the Health Department, 1 wish to endorse the proposal of your engineer to prepare data which will allow ultimately of the introduction of a drainage scheme for the borough. Although 1 am quite aware that for some time you will not be able to finance such scheme, yet preparation of a report is necessary, Iv order that you may at the earliest opportunity seriously consider the adoption of modern drainage. There can be no matter of greater importance to Waihi next to a good water supply, which you have, than the possession of efficient complete drainage, which you have not. I consider that your Council is taking the right course in instructing the engineer to prepare plans, and need only remind you that Waihi is practically the only town of importance in the Auckland district which has not already undertaken at least the preparation of such a sheme."

Councillor Foster moved "That the resolution carried at the last meeting, re plans for a drainage scheme, be rescinded.'' This will be discussed to-night.

Tlie engineer reported that the matter of house drainage required considerable attention, as the way in which it was done in most cases was bad. Many drains leading from sinks were carelessly laid. He recommended that a system ol licensing sanitary plumbers be adopted on lines similar to those in force in Auckland.

After a long discussion Mr. Foster's motion was defeated.

The engineer's proposal re house drainage was allowed to stand over to he dealt with hv the new Council.

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WAIHI BOROUGH DRAINAGE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 84, 8 April 1909

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