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Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

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XCVThe Commissioners shall appoint and employ a sufficient Number of Scavengers, or contract with any Company or other Person to employ Scavengers, for sweeping, cleansing, and watering the Streets, and for removing all Dust, Ashes, Rubbish, and Filth therefrom, and from the Houses and Tenements therein, and for emptying Privies and Cesspools, in the Manner by this or the special Act directed; and such Scavengers shall, on such Days and at such Hours, and in such Manner as the Commissioners from Time to Time appoint, sufficiently execute all such Works and Duties as they have respectively contracted or been employed to perform; and every such Contractor who fails to sweep and properly cleanse or water any Street which he has contracted to sweep, cleanse, or water, or who fails to clean out and empty any Privy, Cesspool, or Sewer which he has contracted to clean out and empty, at the Time and in the Manner appointed by the Commissioners, or to collect or remove any Dirt, Ashes, or Rubbish which he has contracted to remove at the Time and in the Manner prescribed by the Commissioners for that Purpose, or who lays any of such Soil, Dust, Ashes, Rubbish, or Filth in any other Place than such as are appointed by the Commissioners for that Purpose, shall for every such Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Five Pounds.

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