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CHAPTER X

WATER SUPPLY OF LONDON (CONTINUED) :—PROFITS OF COM-

PANIES, AND THEIR CHARGES, DOWN TO 1 8 2 7 : WOODEN

PIPES: DEFECTIVE SERVICE: PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRIES,

1 8 2 1 AND 1 8 2 8 : POLLUTED SOURCES OF SUPPLY : ROYAL

COMMISSION, 1827-8: MR. TELFORD'S SCHEME, 1834: RENEWED INQUIRIES BY PARLIAMENT, 1 8 3 4 AND 1 8 4 0 :

BILL OF GOVERNMENT TO CONSOLIDATE COMPANIES, 1 8 5 1 :

METROPOLIS WATER ACT, 1 8 5 2 : QUANTITY AND QUALITY

OF WATER : REPORTS AND INQUIRIES, 1856-69: PLANS OF SUPPLY, 1840-84 : DISPUTED PURITY OF RIVER WATER: CONSTANT SUPPLY : METROPOLIS WATER ACT, 1 8 7 1 : EX-

TINCTION OF FIRES : ATTEMPTS TO TRANSFER WATER

SUPPLY TO PUBLIC BODIES: METROPOLIS WATERWORKS

PURCHASE BILL, 1 8 8 0 : ASSESSMENT OF WATER RENTS :

INCREASED VALUE OF WATER UNDERTAKINGS.