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WIRRAL WATER SUPPLY. 0 MORE DISSATISFACTION. At the monthly meeting of the Wirral Dis- trict Council, the Clerk (Mr. J. E. S. Ollive) read a letter from the Heswall Parish Council, who wrote stating that the West Cheshire Water Company had failed to supply them with enough water for some months, and at times cut off the water without giving notice of their intention to do so. The Council desired that the District Council would take such steps as would compel the West Cheshire Water Com- pany to give a proper supply.—The Clerk said he wrote to Mr. Miller, the secretary of the Water Company, in reference to the complaint from Heswall.—The Chairman (Mr. T. Da vies): The whole district, I think.—The Clerk (continuing) stated that Mr. Miller acknow- ledged the letter, which he would bring before the directors of the company. After the meeting of directors, Mr. Miller called at the Council's offices and said he thought there was little ground for the com- plaints, and that the water had been cut off at nights only.—The Chairman: It has been cut off all day at times in several places.—Mr. Pixton Just as you are getting your breakfast the water goes off when you want some to boil, and you have to go hunting for some. (Laughter.)—In reference to the complaint made by the District Council at their last meeting, the Clerk said his communication on the subject to Mr. Miller had been replied to on August 12th. Mr. Miller then regretted to learn of the inconvenience the short supply had caused. It was unfortunately a fact that they had had a breakdown of machinery at their Hooton pumping station, and this had been the cause of the insufficient supply. They were working night and day upon the repairs, and he hoped they would be completed in a week. He (Mr. Miller) was able to say that the quantity of water at the dis- posal of the Company was ample for all requirements, and to be prepared for future increased demands they were at work on a new bore hole at Hooton. They proposed to make such alterations in their machinery at means as to render practically impossible a recurrence of the present trouble. The Clerk further stated that he wrote as directed to the Local Government Board to see what the powers of the Council were in regard to the matter. The Local Government Board referred them to sections 51 and 52 of the Public Health Act of 1875. Among the provisions of that Act was one that provided that if the local authority complained of the insufficiency of water, and the Water Company thought the supply was adequate the matter should be referred to arbitration.—The Chairman was quite aware that the machines at Hooton had broken down, but thought that if they were all in working order the Company could not pump a sufficient supply. Mr. PIXTON said that the water had often been cut off in Ellesmere Port without any notice having been given. The CHAIRMAN said the same state of affairs had existed in Childer Thornton, Sutton, and other places for months. He proposed that the clerk write to the Water Company and tell them that the Council were not satisfied with the way in which the water had been carried in uiio past, ana that they would have to take immediate steps to get their water elsewhere unless their supply was made adequate. Mr. PIXTON seconded, and the motion was carried unanimously.

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