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Lurgan Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian

10 September, 1859  

WATER SUPPLY

At a meeting of the Town Commissioners of Lurgan held on Monday 5th September 1859, John Hancock Esq in the the chair, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:-

Resolved That in the opinion of the Town Commissioners it would be most desirable to take immediate steps for providing an additional supply of water for the town of Lurgan. That, having carefully considered the report of Professor Thompson, presented to the Commissioners by Lord Lurgan in 1857, and, without being pledged to it's details, the Commissioners are of the opinion that it suggests a feasible plan for supplying the town with water; but as it involves the expenditure of a large sum of money (8,568), they think that the work can be best undertaken by a joint stock company. That in order to encourage the formation of such a company the Commissioners will give 250 per annum for five years, on condition that ten fountains, similar to those erected in Armagh, be made available for the use of the poor, and that 100 fire plugs supplied with water, be erected at such places as the Commissioners shall point out; and finally that a sufficient supply of water for watering the streets in summer time be provided by the Water Company free of charge. The Payment to commence when the works are in actual operation.

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