Ainley v Kirkheaton Local Board: 1891

The exercise of the right of an owner of property to discharge into a public sewer conferred by section 21 of the 1875 Act could not be prevented by the local authority on the ground that the discharge was creating a nuisance. It was for the local authority to ensure that what was discharged into their sewer was freed from all foul matter before it flowed out into any natural watercourse.
Stirling J
(1891) 60 LJ (Ch) 734
Public Health Act 1875 21
England and Wales
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Updated: 08 March 2021; Ref: scu.383815