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Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

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XCIXNo Person shall suffer any waste or stagnant "Water to remain in any Cellar or other Place within any House belonging to or occupied, by him within the Limits of the special Act, so as to be a Nuisance; and every Person who so suffers any such Water to remain for Forty-eight Hours after receiving Notice from the Commissioners to remove the same, and every Person who allows the Contents of any Privy or Cesspool to overflow or soak therefrom, to the Annoyance of the Occupiers of any adjoining Property, shall for every such Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Forty Shillings, and to a further Penalty not exceeding Five Shillings for every Day during which such Nuisance continues; and the Commissioners may drain and cleanse out any stagnant Pools, Ditches, or Ponds of Water within the Limits of the special Act, and abate any such Nuisance as aforesaid, and for that Purpose may enter, by their Officers and Workmen, into and upon any Building or Land within the said Limits at all reasonable Times, and do all necessary Acts for any of the Purposes aforesaid; and the Expences incurred thereby shall be paid by the Person committing such Offence, or occupying the Building or Land whence such Annoyance proceeds, and if there be no Occupier, by the Owner of such Building or Land, and shall be recoverable as Damages.

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