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Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

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Drains, Privies, and Cesspools to be kept in good Order by Owners.

XLIVAll Branch Drains as well within as without the Lands or Buildings to which they belong, and all Privies, Ashpits, and Cesspools within the Limits of the special Act, shall be under the Survey and Control of the Commissioners, and shall be altered, repaired, and kept in proper Order at the Costs and Charges of the Owners of the Lands and Buildings to which the same belong, or for the Use of which they are constructed or continued ; and if the Owner and Occupier of any Land or Buildings to which any such Drain, Privy, Ashpit, or Cesspool belongs neglect, during Fourteen Days after Notice in Writing for that Purpose, to alter, repair, and to put the same into . good Order in the Manner required by the Commissioners, the Commissioners may cause such Drain, Privy, Ashpit, or Cesspool to be altered, repaired, covered, and put in good Order; and the Expence incurred by the Commissioners in respect thereof shall be repaid to them by the Owners by whom the same ought to have been done, and shall be recoverable as Damages,

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