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December 1969

Our water is putrid say council
   Allegations that the township's water supply was often not fit to drink were made at the monthly meeting of Abram Council.
   Councillor W. Wright said, that on one particular day, the water was shocking. It smelt putrid and tasted the same.
   Councillor Carver said he thought the problem was that pipes sometimes ran to a block end. It was there that deposits hung about in the water. The cure would be to run a ring circuit which would continue from May Avenue and through to Park Lane.
   The Surveyor (Mr. J. A. Worden) said a main was being laid across Kingsdown Road. That might have something to do with it.
   The Chairman, Councillor Dan Hayes said that was the first night for a month that the water had been clear. "I have been incensed and exasperated for a month," he said.
   The Surveyor was instructed to take the matter up with the Makerfield Water Board.

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