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CHEPSTOW.

LLANGIBBY. I

MONMOUTH. I

NEWPORT.

IPANTEG.-

IUnionist Conference at Newcastle.

I THE GRAIG.

-I MONMOUTH. I

'COUNTY COURT, SATURDAY.

I NEWPORT.

PONTYPOOL.

Nomination of Sheriffs.

LLANDENNY. I

I PONTYPOOL.

THE WATER SUPPLY.I I

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THE WATER SUPPLY. At the monthly meeting of the Abersychan District Council on Monday, a report was read from the joint meeting of the committees appointed by the Pontypool and Abersychan Urban District Councils for the purpose of going into the question of the inadequate manner in which the districts named were being supplied with water by the Pontypool Gas and Water Company. The joint committee recommended that state- ments be drawn up as to the probable cost of purchasing the Pontypool Gas and Water Company's undertaking that in case of the shortness of water continuing the councils should lend their water-carts to the company for the purpose of conveying water to places where they had been unable to convey it through their mains and that the Pauteg Council be invited to appoint representatives on the committee. Mr T. B. Pearson, secretary to the Pontypool Gas and Water Company, wrote stating that the reason why the high levels had not been properly supplied with water during the last few weeks was owing to a breakage in the mains. This breakage had now been repaired. Mr F. A. Smith said it was estimated that the weekly consumption of water in the water company's area amounted to 4,420,000 gallons, and as the company had storage room for only 13,000,000 gallons it was easy to see that should their springs fail they had sufficient water for the district for only three weeks. The water company had evidently been very short-sighted. Mr B. Nicholas, a director of the Gas and Water Company, said that the reason the additional supply had not been obtained for the Tranch and Pentrepiod was that the owner of the springs, which the Water Company had intended purchas- ing, had at the last moment declined to sell. The company were now engaged in a serious and costly undertaking in the search for water at Cwmavon, and if their expectations were realised a proper and adequate supply of water would then be provided for the whole district. The report of the joint committee was adopted.

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