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little to grumble about, unless they were able to prove that the water used was injurious to health. The Chairman agreed with Mr. Lloyd's remarks. He did not say that the water was all that it should be, but still he would hesitate, before recommending proceedings against the owners before the magistrates to compel the property owners to adopt another water supply, unless as Mr. Lloyd said they could prove that the water now used was injurious to health. Mrs. Rawlins asked if the water had been analysed. The Clerk said that Mr. O. J. Williams had had water from the common source of supply at Cornel Farm, the Roe, analysed. Mr. Conwy Bell said that he saw that analysis, and the result was very good. Dr. Lloyd Roberts said that several analysis had been taken at different times, of water from different parts of the Roe, and they all showed bad. Mr. Joseph Lloyd asked if the doctor would name any one place, where they could proceed on. Dr. Lloyd Roberts replied that Mr. Lloyd had named the places, and he was prepared to support the committee against every one of those places. It was the duty of the sanitary authority to enfore the use of company water, which was far less liable to contamination than well and river water. A conversation took place then as to whether the water was injurious to health, and the doctor said that they should see that wholesome water should be used, and referred to the experience of Maidenhead. Mr. Joseph Lloyd said that no doubt the doctor had been complaining of the water sup- ply at St. Asaph for years. Some time ago the liver water was condemned, and then Abyssin- ian and other pumps had been put down, now they called upon the owners to take those away. The owners said that the supply was good enough, and were prepared to oppose the Council. He proposed that no legal steps be taken until the doctor proved that the water was injurious to health. The Doctor explained that the owners had fixed pumps and made wells at their discretion, and not at the instigation of this authority. Mr. Morgan seconded Mr. Lloyd's proposi- tion. Miss Bennett moved that water be taken from one of the places mentioned and analys- ed. After a desultory conversation as to the rights of taking water from private wells for analysis, which the clerk said they could not do without permission, it was finally agreed to leave it in the hands of the clerk and the chair- man to arrange for an analysis of the water. A NEW TRAM ROAD. An application was read from Messrs. J. and G. Jones, Prestatyn, for permission to con- struct a tramway across the road near their Brickworks, at Penrhwylfa, Meliden. Mr. Conwy Bell moved that, subject to the crossing being well-guarded, permission be granted. This road was a very busy road in the summer months, and it was necessary that proper percautions be taken with regard to the tramway crossing it. At the same time he considered that the construction of the tram- way would relieve the road of some heavy traffic. Mr. Joseph Lloyd seconded, and Mr. George Williams supported the application. The Clerk suggested that the permission be granted subject to the removal of the tramway if it proved to be an obstruction. This sug- gestion was accepted, and the motion agreed to. CWM WATER SUPPLY. This matter was again under notice, and a communication was read from the Parish Coun- cil, disapproving the plans of the surveyor, and asking that the further consideration of the subject be deferred for a month. Deferred accordingly. UNSATISFACTORY WATER SUPPLY AT DYSERTH. A letter was read from the clerk of the Dyserth Parish Council, calling attention to the unsatisfactory state of the water in the well by the chapel in that village, and suggesting that the adjacent channel be cemented in such a way that storm water could not get into the well. The Doctor said this was another case in which the use of company water should be enforced. On th motion of Mr. Conwy Bell, seconded by Mr. Joseph Lloyd, the surveyor was instruc- ted '„o see to the matter. RESULT OF THE FLOOD. The surveyor reported that a tree carried down the Clwyd when the river was in flood, had struck the Cilowen footbridge, bending it to the extent of six inches. He did not think, however, that the stability of the bridge had been endangered. Attempts to straighten it had failed. CARELESS LANDOWNERS. The surveyor asked for instructions with re. spect to Faenol Road. The ditches on Kimmel Estate abutting on this road had not been cleaned for a considerable time, with the result that the road was flooded in wet weather. The Chairman said that this matter had been before them several times. Mr. Conwy Bell: It has not been fit weather to clean ditches during the last two or three months. The Chairman replied that a promise was made that they should be cleaned last sum- mer. Mr. Conwy Bell: We must wait until next summer before the work can be done. The Chairman further remarked that the ditches on the Pengwern Estate had been cleaned with the result that the road about there was much better. But while the Kim- mel ditches remained uncleared, the road would always be flooded in rainy weather. The Clerk wag instructed to communicate with the estate agents. _1,