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Butterworth v West Riding of Yorkshire Rivers Board: HL 26 Nov 1908

The appellants were manufacturers who for fifty years had discharged liquids from their factory into a sewer. The sewer was vested in the local sanitary authority and conveyed the liquids into a stream. The respondents, acting under powers conferred by the West Riding of Yorkshire Rivers Act 1894 (57 and 58 Vict. cap. clxvi) raised … Continue reading Butterworth v West Riding of Yorkshire Rivers Board: HL 26 Nov 1908

Brook v Meltham Urban District Council: HL 20 May 1909

The Rivers Pollution Prevention Act 1876, sec. 7, provides that every sanitary authority having sewers under their control shall give facilities for carrying into such sewers liquids from factories within their district, ‘provided also that no sanitary authority shall be required to give such facilities as aforesaid where the sewers of such authority are only … Continue reading Brook v Meltham Urban District Council: HL 20 May 1909