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Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

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Power to Commissioners to construct Sewers where none exist, making Compensation to Owners of Property.

XXIVThe Commissioners shall from Time to Time, subject to the Restrictions herein contained as to the Notice to be given, and the Plans and Estimates to be prepared, cause to be made under the Streets such Main and other Sewers as shall be necessary for the effectual draining of the Town or District within the Limits of the special Act, and also all such Reservoirs, Sluices, Engines, and other works as shall be necessary for cleansing such Sewers, and, if needful, they may carry such Sewers through and across all underground Cellars and Vaults under any of the Streets, doing as little Damage as may be, and making full Compensation for any Damage dope; and if for completing any of the aforesaid Works it be found necessary to carry them into or through any inclosed or other Lands, the Commissioners may carry the same into or through such Lands accordingly, making full Compensation to the Owners and Occupiers thereof, and they may also cause such Sewers to communicate with and empty themselves into the Sea or any public River, or they may cause the Refuse from such Sewers to be conveyed by a proper Channel to the most convenient Site for its Collection and Sale for agricultural or other Purposes, as may be deemed most expedient, but so that the same shall in no Case become a Nuisance.

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