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The following list embraces the number of properties inspected, and location, by wards :

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Respectfully submitted,
CHAS. F. KENNEDY,

Chief Inspector of Nuisances.

ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

CHIEF INSPECTOR OF HOUSE DRAINAGE

For the year 1896.

Philadelphia, January 5, 1897. To the President and Members of

the Board of Health. GENTLEMEN: I herewith present the annual report of the operations of the House Drainage Division for the year ending December 31, 1896.

There were submitted and approved plans for six thousand six hundred and forty-eight (6,648) new, and nine thousand and seventy-eight (9,078) old buildings; total, fifteen thousand eight hundred and twenty-five (15,825).

There were returned and filed three thousand one hundred and seventy (3,170), for new, and seven thousand six hundred and sixteen (7,616) for old buildings; making a total of ten thousand seven hundred and eighty-six (10,786).

Total number of inspection visits, new and old buildings, this year, were fifty-one thousand six hundred and ninetyeight (51,698).

There were referred from the Nuisance Division to this complaints, respecting house drainage, involving seven hundred and twenty-eight (728) buildings; of this number seven hundred and nineteen (719) were inspected and re ported on to the Board, with the recommendations necessary for their abatement, six (6) were abated by owners, and three (3) were referred to other departments, where they properly belonged.

Resolutions of the Board were referred by the Health Officer involving one hundred and forty-eight (148) buildings; plans and specifications were prepared representing fifty-five (55); abated by owners, fifty-six (56); re-referred to the Health Officer, thirty-three (33); referred to the Nuisance Division, four (4).

Privy wells abandoned, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-six (1,966); constructed, for which permits were issued, two hundred and seven (207).

Applications for registration, one hundred and thirtynine (139)

Applicants examined, one hundred and twenty-nine (129).

Applicants accepted, one hundred and seven (107).
Applicants rejected, twenty-two (22).

Applicants who failed to appear for examination, seven (7).

Applicants withdrawn, three (3).

Certificates issued to persons previously registered, thirtyfour (34).

Certificates issued to successful applicants, one hundred (100).

Certificates cancelled or surrendered, eighteen (18).

Certificates in force December 31, 1895, seven hundred and sixty-eight (768).

Certificates in force December 31, 1896, eight hundred and eighty-four (884).

The following Table shows the Operations of the Division, Monthly, for 1896.

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New Buildings.
Plans approved.
I'lans returned and filed..

old Buildings.
Plans approved.
Plans returned and filed,
Inspection visits, new and old, 1896.
Inspection visits, new and old, 1893
Inspection visits, new and old, 1894.

175 190 602 944 1,121 1,148 1,044 882 998 995 720 259 9,078

13 39 120 165 67 237 323 440 863 1,188 1,125 3,036 7,616 575 1,252 1,831 3,061 4,688 4,360 5,167 4,288 3,722 5,458 4,462 - 4,340 43,202 2,164 1,389 1,378 719 369 471

327 244

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