Parliamentary Act for providing a new water supply for Exeter, 1833

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Parliamentary Act for providing a new water supply for Exeter, 1833

In the early 19th century Parliament in London still dealt with many local matters throughout the country. This printed text records that Parliament gave legal authority in 1833 for an improved water supply for Exeter.

It spells out in great detail the manner in which this was to be carried out. Water was to be taken from the river Exe near Cowley Bridge; £20,000 was to be spent on the new works. Shares were to be issued; the act also recorded precisely the details of the engineering required, such as the depth of pipes below ground.

The title in Latin records that the act was passed in the third year of King William IV.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum