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RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. A meeting of this authority was held at the Town Hall on Monday morning. Present—Mr H. S. Richardes (in the chair), Messrs Hugh Hughes, Glynpadarn John Morgan, Rhiwarthen Thomas James, Llwyniorwerth Griffith Griffiths, Tynan t; Rev John Pugh, Llanbadarn Messrs James Jones, Llwynglas; Hugh Hoghes, clerk and David Jones, inspector. THE HIGHWAYS. The Inspector reported that he bad written to the highway surveyor for Upper Genou'rglyn calling his attention to the state of the highway at the south end of Morfa Borth, damaged by a high tide and storm in March last. a The Chairman said this would be attended to. BORTH WATER SUPPLY. The Inspector also reported that a new piece of highway is being constructed more distant from the sea, and that the vestry of Cyfoethybrenin bad decided to abandon the old route along the beach. He tberefore recommended the authority to take up the water pipes before they receive damage, and have them re-laid for about 120 yards along the course they ought to have had them laid at first. A conversation as to the great expense which this would entail took place, but no decision was arrived at. The Inspector also reported that he found the water in the reservoir had sunk three feet, and that the inhabitants bad to be satisfied with an inter- mittent supply since the 11th ult. This was not due to a deficiency in the springs, but to copious leakages. On the day he visited the works there was a leakage from two of the hydrants, one of them sending up a running stream all the pt ivate taps were reported to be leaking more or less with the exception of three. Some he had seen wasting more water than was consumedby the inmates of the bouses There was leakage from the reservoir, and leakages from the conduit in the fields. He explained tbat the leaking taps were private property, and the Rev John Pugh and Mr Hughes thought -the authority should insist upon the householders having proper taps. It was suggested that notice should be given to all of them that they must not waste the water and the iuspector was directed to go and examine every tap in the village, and give notice to the occupiers where they were found leaking. The Rev John Pugh remarked that the works at Borth were very un»atisfactory. The Inspector was also ordered to repair the leak- age in the hydrants. The Inspector reported that on the 22nd ult., Mr J. L. Lewis, Capt John Enos, and himself, examined a portion of the conduit at Gwastad, when they found there was less than six inches of earth over it, and, leakage from one joint was found to the extent of 3085 gallons per diem, and there was a further loss at another point of 1320 gallons per diem. He now said there was no remedy bat to have that piece of conduit replaced with cement. Mr Thomas, the engineer, said from the commence- ment that clay would answer the purpose; but he (the inspector) said from the commencement that it would not do In spite of the continued short supply the water in the reservoir had gone down in the reservoir about nine inches more, or at the rate of an inch a day but on the 29th it was within less than 18 iaohea of being filled, which he attributed to the stoppage of the leakage in the hydrants, by means of caulking. It was decided to call a vestry of the ratepayers, at which Mr Jones should attend, so as to come to some arrangement. DRAINAGE AT PWLLHOBI. The Inspector reported that the estimate of a 12- inch Fewer for 280 yards at Pwllhobi is £ 35; open outlet to Pwll Penlon, £ 1 16 8d total JE36 16s afi. He was directed to prepare a plan, aud call a vestry. PENBHTNCOCH WATER SUPPPY. The Inpector reported that he had been informed that the inhabitants of Penrhyncoch had abandoned the new supply (provided by Sir Pryse Pryse in 1876) for the last, two years, because they fancy a marked deterioration in quality. He believed the work to have been improperly done, and understood that the cistern in the field had not been cleaned out from the commencement. Mr Thomas James thought they had a convenient supply already, and as there bad been no complaint, the subject was allowed to drop. LEAD POISONING AMONG FOWLS. Mr James Jones asked the Inspector what bad been done about the water pollution at Pwlldu ? The Inspector said that he had seen Captain Williams, and he had promised to have the neces- sary work done. Mr Jamea>Jone9,in reply to the Chairman, said the water came from Tanralit mine, and it was poisoned. The Inspector said the works had been getting out of repair, and he had served a notice more than twelve months ago, which was ebeyed, and he had now again told Capt Williams that he must do everything right, and they must have no cause for complaint. Mr James Jones said he must be forced to do, it. There were some fowls of his killed last week, as well as some of his neighbours' fowls. The Clerk said he must be served with notice.