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LlaDdilo Urban District Council. ADOPTION OF THE LLANDYFAN WATER SCHEME. Undoubtedly the most impoitant meeting the Urban District Council has hitherto held was that held on Friday evening, the 29th of May, when it was decided to carry out the Llandyfan watT scheme, as recommended by Mr Morgan Davies, engineer, Swansea. The members present were Mr J. W. Nicholas (ehairman), Mr Jeukiii Jones (vice-chairman), Major Thomas, and Messss C. G. Phillips, John Piioe, J. W. jores, Evan .Joues, D. Stephens, Thomas Jones, Charles Thomas, E. A. Roberts, and Thomas Hopkins. The Chairman said the meeting had been convened to further consider the water question. Several of them had been over to Llandyfan that afternoon, and had had an opportunity of consulting with Mr Morgan Davies on the spot. It was a good day for their purpose, as the water was probably at its lowest, and the feeding of all present was that it would be best at once to leave out of consideration the subsidiary scheme. They had all thought it would have supplied them with about 88,0tK) gallons of water per day, but they found out to-day there were only 38,000 gallons, a diminution of of 50,000, and it appeared to him (the Chairman) that if they had stayed longer they would have seen a still further reduction. They had been under the impression that the spring arising from the cutting was not an independent spring, that it was due, undoubtedly, from a leakage to the culvert, and they were almost all of opinion now that it was a leakage from the Baptistry. To a large extent, there- fore, it was a delusion and a snare that the spring in the cutting was a main spring, and it seemed to him the sooner the better they closed it up. The natural observation would be to say a good deal of motiey had been spent on the cutting. A good deal of money had always to be speut, on experiments. The net amount of the outflow was 38,000 gallons per day, instead of 108,0J0. From the latter amount; they had been advised to deduct 20,000, leaving 88,0<MJ, but that day's ineasuren,ent -after stopping up Mr Du Buisson's culvert—was 08,000. In view of the fact that the quantity was so small, they thought it would be inadvisable to deal with it at all, and, as they believed it was a leakage from the Baptistry, they might possibly, by taking it, diminish the supply to the Baptistry, and interfere with existing rights, and lay themselves open to legal contingencies. They thought, therefore, it was advisable to have nothing to do with it. He left the farther consideration of it to them, but he thought it would be better to finish e with it, seeing the abundant supply obtainable from Lord Dynevor'r culvert, from which more than a million gallons per 24 hours were (lowing forth. That was at the present time, when he supposed water was at its lowest. Allowing each household 2o gallons per day, the supply for the town would be almost 0;0,000 gallons. The amount of the slippy was so very enormous, be thought they would be doing what was right, and what was in such a matter of great importance, dealing with only one landlord and getting clear of any possiblj claims or from litigation. Those of them who had been to Llandyfan that day had seen how matters stood, and that was the opinion they had arrived at, and that the unfortunate cutting must be given up. They had hoped good from it, but they must confine themselves to the original idea. That was the sum and substance of their observation. If any of those gentlemen who were not present had anything to say he would hear them.—Mr W. Griffiths thought it better to leave the springs open, but tho Chairman pointed out there would be a difficulty in doing so, if they were leakages from the Baptistry.—Mr J. W. Jones thought that if they only went to Lord Dynevor's spring, they would not want a five-inch pipe.—The Chairman said the five inches was suggested to carry away the net ,tmoiint.Nlr J. W. Jones We cannot get more than four inches from Lord Dynevor.—Mr C. G. Phillips asked if it was not a fact that the water running out of the Baptistry did not appear more than it w-as three years ago. There was no doubt a fluctuation from some internal causes. According to the report of Mr M. Davies, it was some thousands of gallons more.- The Chairman said that Mr Davies made the upper spring considerably less and instead of being 18,000 gallons it was only 7,000 gallons.—Mr Phillips thought there nrght be several reasons for it. They were dis- carding the 38,000 gallons from ths spring in ;the cutting, and yet Mr Phillips argued they ought to get that water. He could not agree with him. Was it worth while to take it in view of the inconvenience that might arise frctn their doing so '1 Of course, it was a matter of judgment. Would Mr Phillips suggest it should be kept opeli 'I\lr Phillips said he wonld certainly do so. They would only have to treat with Lord Dynevor nd the Vicar. —The Chairman thought they would ha-o to deal with Mr DuBuisson, if it was a leakage.—Fuither argument took place again as to whether it was a leakage or not, chit fly between the Chairman and Mr Phillip:s.-The Chairman said that if they left the spring open and Mr DuBuisson was able to prove it was a leakage from his source, he would have a claim against them.—Mr Griffiths If wo leave the cutting open we will not be interfering with Mr D11 Buisson's property.—Chairman I agre" to a large exteut, but is it necessary when the supply is so abundant from the culvert in the roafl-lo or 15 times ntoie than we w,tnt,Ifr Phillips pointed out the power that Lord Dynevor wanted to cut olf the water during dry periods for irrigation.—The Chairman referred Mr Phillips to a previous resolution of his (Mr Phillips) on the matter.—Mr Phillips admitted there might be no need of the water being cut of.—* Mr J. W. Jones maintained there must be a leakage. and advised having nothing to do with it.—At this point Mr Morgan Davies, the engineer, entered the room, and was informed by the Chairman as to the course the discussion had taken, and asked him his views about keeping the cutting open or not, and whether it might not interfere with any rights.—Mr Davies said that having regard to the fact that if the cutting was kept open, the source of supply would be the same as the Baptistry, and if they anticipated any strong How into the cutting, they would be inter- fering with riparian rights. They had a more than abundant supply of water for the town of Llandilo without going to the cutting.—Mr J. W. Jones Will it be necessary to use a five-inch pipe if we do not use the additional spring? —Mr Davies said he would advise it on account of the incrustation of the pipe. The harder the water, the greater the incrustation. As they were only allowed to tap the source with a four-inch pipe the five inch could be used from a point adjacent to the souice. The four it;ch would] ead to a well, and then the five inch from there to Ffairfach.—■ In answer to Mr Phillips, he said there would be no advantage in having a larger pipe,—Mr Phillips said he did not consider himself grand at mathematics, but he could not reconcile Mr Davies's figures.—Mr Davies Possibly not.—The plan with the levels marked thereon was then consulted, but Mr Phillips d:d not seen, satisfied.—Mr Davies said he was satisfied that his figures were perfectly accurate, and that it was not a question of mathematics but of hydraulics.—In answer to Mr J. W. Jones, he said it was not necessary to make a filter led, but from what ho saw in the present reservoir he thought it was necessary there.—Mr Thomas Jones said that the present .state of things was exceptional, and was due to surface water.—As there was apparently no limit to talk, Mr J. W. Jones said they were satished with everything, and thought it was no good to go over and over the niatttr. They believed there was plenty of water there, and the sooner tho better they went on with the Gchellw, and not go on talking for twelvemonths (laughter).—The Chairman explained that they would not now want a service reservoir at Llandyfan.—Mr J. W. Jones said it would be necessary to make another etittiiig,-Ill answer to Mr Griffiths, Mr iJ tvies said the pipes wouid be taken along the road all the way except io one or two places, and if there wa3 any diiiiculty there then they wouid be taken entirely along the road.- After further discussing some of the details, the Chairman said that was the scheme.—Mr J. W. .Jc.iies You don't approve of taking the water to the present reservoir.—Mr Davies sa,id there was no doubt the cheaper way would be to take it along the road, and the source at Llandyfan was about 80 feet above the reservoir.—The Chairman, after further dis- cussion, said it was only for them now t settle where the tank at Llandyfan shoula be, otherwise the scheme was clear. It it met with the approval of the Council, it was necesarya lesoiulion should be moved. -,Ir J. W. Jones proposal they should adopt the scheme.—Mr Evan Jones seconded, and it was carried unanimously.—Mr Thomas Jones poiiit- out that. there would be advantages in luinging the water up in a separate pipe from Ffaiifach to t-.wn. and having a conne-cti'm with the other pip^s in town and at TregibMill.—After fuither discussion as to the steps to be takeu to carry cut the scheme, the meeting cudeJd.