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Sir, Although the correspondence in your columns has decreased, 1 trust that public interest is not lessened in the important subject of the reservoir. I noticed that when the deputation waited on the mayor some mention was made of emptying and cleaning out the reservoir. That would certainly be a boon to tho community in a sanitary point of view, and also a blessing to water-drinkers, os the fluid which comes through the pipes is not of the purest. But we can afford to put that aside until the more important matter is decided —viz., what danger is to be attributed to the socalled leak; and tho only way to satisfy the public— especially those living at the north end of the town—is to have a competent and independent engineer from Wellington to inspect the embankment and ascertain (once for all) if there is any danger in the present construction of the dam, with a view to remedy the defect, if any. I observe that, in reply to one of our members in the House —Mr Allen, I think—the Government stated their willingness to send their resident engineer, but so far we arc ignorant of his name and when he is likely to be here. In the meantime the winter is advancing, and we may have tho heavy rains, long expected, before anything is done, and the whole matter will then have to be postponed sine die. I am not an alarmist, but after what has been written and spoken I am afraid of a considerable scare in the neighborhood of Woodhaugh, should nothing be done before the rains are upon us.—l am, etc,, H.J. Dunedin, July 0.

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THE RESERVOIR., Issue 7953, 8 July 1889

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THE RESERVOIR. Issue 7953, 8 July 1889

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