The Sanitary State of Conisbro’

January 1891

Sheffield Independent – Saturday 31 January 1891

The Sanitary State of Conisbro’

Doctor Mitchell Wilson, in his annual report to the Doncaster Rural Sanitary Authority, states that better sewers are needed at Conisbro, and that it would be advisable to have a scheme prepared to deal with the present and prospective wants of sewage disposal in the parish.

The village, he says, is far too closely built upon to allow of drainage been stored in cesspools, and, being a limestone district, there are special dangers to the water supply from any leakings of sewage.

He also says that the scavenging of aspects is not well carried out, and that accumulation of filth and refuse are too long retained in the dwelling houses.

The water supply, he says, needs increasing.