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How did they keep the water clean in the public water supply in London in the 1830s?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    although london started to developed a clean water supply prior to the 1830's. it was in the 1830's that great leaps forward began.

    In 1833 the South London Waterworks Company was supplying 12,046 houses with approximately 12,000 gallons of water In 1834, the company was renamed the Vauxhall Water Company.

    The Grand Junction Waterworks Company built a pumping station near Kew Bridge at Brentford in 1838 to house its new steam pump and two similar pumps purchased from Boulton, Watt and Company in 1820. The water was taken from the middle of the river and pumped into filtering reservoirs and to a 200 ft (61 m) high water tower to provide gravity feed to the area. A six to seven mile (11 km) main took the water to a reservoir on Campden Hill near Notting Hill capable of containing 6 million gallons.

    In 1841 the East London Waterworks Company was supplying 36,916 houses.

    also lets not forget The London sewerage system is part of the water infrastructure serving London. The modern system was developed during the late 19th century, lots of the problems before the 1830's was due to water and sewage being mixed together with both being separated this vastly helped the situation.

  • 1 decade ago

    Prior to the wide spread launch of public water works in London, there was no clean water to be had in London, or any major city in Europe. In order to make such things as tea and alcoholic beverages, water was boiled, thereby sterilizing it. Most of the germs and bacteria were liminated thru the heating the water. In the poorer areas of these cities, there was higher incidence of infection and a higher death toll due to organic illnesses. In these areas heating was nearly impossible due to the cost of coal.

  • 1 decade ago

    There was no such thing as water treatment in the 1830s. Beer and tea were the most popular drinks for a good reason, they were the only things you could drink safely.

  • 1 decade ago

    There was many wells they maintained by filters and nets.

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  • 1 decade ago

    they didnt lol. look at how much disease there was and how quickly diseases spread. also look at the mortality rate

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They burned witches at the the church

  • 1 decade ago

    welll....first they grabbed some gasoline and set it on fire and then took a dump in it....

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  • 1 decade ago

    They all survived on CHICKEN WINGS AND RANCH!

  • 1 decade ago

    L U C K

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why the F*** Should i give a F***

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