The Disposal of Household Wastes by William Paul GerhardThe Disposal of Household Wastes by William Paul Gerhard

The Disposal of Household Wastes

byWilliam Paul Gerhard

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1890 Excerpt: ... IV. SUGGESTIONS FOR A SANITARY CODE. A.--REGULATIONS REFERRING TO PRIVY-VAULTS, CESSPOOLS, AND EARTH-CLOSETS. 1. Leaching cesspools shall be prohibited everywhere. 2. Privy-vaults and cesspools shall not be permitted for any building in reach of and accessible to a street sewer. 3. It shall be considered unlawful to connect any vault or cesspool of a building with a private sewer. 4. No privy-vault or cesspools shall hereafter be built, except in accordance with the subjoined regulations, and pursuant to a permit first obtained from the village or town authorities; nor shall any shed or cover be made or put upon or over the same, until it has been inspected by the proper inspector, and found to correspond to the regulations. (a) No privy-vault or cesspool shall be placed nearer than ten feet from a building, unless special permission is first obtained to do so. (b) Every privy-vault or cesspool located within a distance of 25 feet from any building shall be suitably ventilated by means of two 4-inch pipes, the one kept at a height of about 7 feet from the ground, and the other carried to the nearest wall of the building, and from there upward to such a height that its upper terminus will be at least 10 feet above any window. (c) Every vault or cesspool to be constructed of suitable bricks, approved by the inspector, and with joints laid in best hydraulic cement mortar. The walls to be not less than 8 inches thick, and to be made perfectly water-tight, and rendered, inside and outside, with a neat coat of pure Portland cement, or else to be cemented on the inside, and to have on the outside a backing of at least 9 inches of well-puddled clay around and beneath such brick-work. (d) Each cesspool to be well and securely covered or arched over, and to be fitted...
Title:The Disposal of Household WastesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217279953

ISBN - 13:9780217279956