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The site of the aqueduct is at Cole End, Coleshill. The main sewer from Meriden and
Solihull connects with the aqueduct at the point D (Figure 1). Sewerage is carried from
D through the overflow chamber (19 C) over the valley and the old course of the River. Cole to the Control Tower (19). From this tower the sewerage is taken under the existing course of the River Cole, and also under the main Lichfield Road by means of a cast iron pipe syphon. Rising at a gradient of 1 in 14, the syphon again joins the main sewer which carries the flow to the new disposal works of the Tame and Rea Drainage Board, near Hams Hall. It will be noticed that inference is made to the old and existing courses of the River Cole. The course marked AB represents the original lie of the river some hundred years ago, but in order to supply the mill shown near the road a diversion was made. This work may have proved satisfactory during the time when the mill was in use, but, unfortunately, during the past years, severe storms very
quickly flood the main road. In view of this inconvenience, it was decided to divert the river into its original course, which was then little more than a ditch course, during the dry weather.
Dr. OSCAR FABER, O.B.E., D.Sc., M.1nst.C.E.(Member), who emphasised the great honour that Dr. Von Emperger had done the Institution by contributing his important paper, said there might have been question in some minds as to the value of international conferences; but when they took place within the Institution of Structural Engineers there could be no two opinions as to their desirability. The Institution was also greatly indebted to Mr. Kauf for having presented the paper, and he had paid the members the compliment of presuming that they could understand a very difficult subject with very great rapidity.
The PRESIDENT (Major A. H. S. Waters, V.C., D.S.O., M.C., M.Inst.C.E., etc.), introducing Major Moncrieff, said that he was already well known to some of the members personally, but he was known to the Institution as a whole, not only by reason of the services he had rendered as its representative in India, but also because he was the bearer of a name which in the Institution would ever be honoured and remembered