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Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

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Power to Commissioners to construct public Cisterns and Pumps for Supply of Water to Baths and Wash-houses.

CXXIThe Commissioners shall cause all existing public Cisterns Pumps, Wells, Conduits, and other Waterworks used for the gratuitous Supply of Water to the Inhabitants within the Limits of the special Act, to be continued, maintained, and supplied with Water, or they shall substitute other such Works equally convenient, and shall cause them to be maintained and supplied with Water; and such public Cisterns and other Works shall be vested in the Commissioners and be under their Management and Control; and the Commissioners may construct any Number of new Cisterns, Pumps, Conduits, and Other Water works, for the gratuitous Use of any Persons who choose to carry the same away, not for Sale, but for their own private Use, and may supply with Water any public Baths or Wash-houses ; provided that the Commissioners shall not construct any such new Works without the prescribed Approval, or, if no Approval be prescribed, without the Approval of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods and Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings; and before giving their Approval, to the Construction of any such new Works the last-mentioned Commissioners shall, cause a local Inquiry to be made in the Manner prescribed by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled An Act for making preliminary Inquiries in certain Cases of Application for Local Acts, and shall withhold their Inquiry if upon such Inquiry they shall be satisfied that an equally good and abundant Supply of Water for such public Purposes can be procured as cheaply by any other Means than by the Construction of such new Works.

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