Series CR-0181 - Applications for plumbing and sewer connections

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Applications for plumbing and sewer connections

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  • Textual records

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CoV-CR-0181

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  • 1892-2010 (Creation)
    Creator
    Victoria (B.C.). Engineering Department

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5.33 m of textual records and architectural plans

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Series consists of plumbing and sewer connection applications pertaining to buildings that no longer exist in their original location, having been demolished, moved, or burned (applications pertaining to existing buildings are in the custody of Permits and Inspection).

There are six different kinds of records in this series, all of them used (and filed) together in administering plumbing and sewerage connection applications: Application to connect with sewer; Application to construct plumbing; Application to connect with public surface drains; Application to connect with public surface drains or septic tank; Application to connect with holding tank; and Application to connect house sewers temporarily to public surface water drains. Each application consists of a form and a basic plan of the structure (on linen). The plans show the location of the bathroom(s) and kitchen and indicate where the house plumbing connects to the main sewer. Some applications contain more detailed plans showing elevations, alterations, and additions, as well as correspondence.

The first application to connect to the sewer was made on 1 December 1892.

The design of the forms and the information collected changed over time. Sample data elements for several periods are provided below.

Sample Data Elements:

December 1892 - April 1893

Location of property
Legal description
Date
Owners name
Owners address*
Architect name**
Architect address
Plumber name
Plumber address
Builder name
Builder address
Purpose of building
No. of houses connected
Signature of owner


  • Owner at the time that the application was made. This is not necessarily the original owner.
  • *Not necessarily the architect of the building. Since many of the buildings had already been built when indoor plumbing became available, an architect was often hired to incorporate the plumbing into the existing structure.

April 1893 - October 1895

Location of property
Legal description
Owners name
Owners address*
Architect name**
Architect address
Pipe layer name
Pipe layer address
Builder name
Builder address
Purpose of building
How many buildings
The street on which main sewer is located
Signature of owner
Date
Signature of Agent for owner***
Report and recommendation of Inspector
Signature of inspector
Date


  • Owner at the time that the application was made. This is not necessarily the original owner.
  • *Not necessarily the architect of the building. Since many of the buildings had already been built when indoor plumbing became available, an architect was often hired to incorporate the plumbing into the existing structure.
  • **Agents signing for owner include: spouse, contractor, architect, plumber and others.

October 1895 - December 1911

Location of property
Legal description
Owners name*
Owners address
Pipe layer name
Pipe layer address
Plumber name
Plumber address
Purpose of building
How many buildings
The street on which main sewer is located
Signature of owner
Date
Signature of Agent for owner**
Report and recommendation of Inspector
Signature of inspector
Date


  • Owner at the time that the application was made. This is not necessarily the original owner.
  • *Agents signing for owner include: spouse, contractor, architect, plumber and others.

January 1912 - 1950s

Location of property
Legal description
Owners name*
Owners address
Pipe layer name
Pipe layer address
Plumber name
Plumber address
Purpose of building
How many buildings
The street on which main sewer is located
A schedule setting out the class and position of plumbing fixtures
Signature of owner
Date
Signature of Agent for owner**
Report and recommendation of Inspector
Signature of inspector
Date
A receipt for a sum as required by the application


  • Owner at the time that the application was made. This is not necessarily the original owner.
  • *Agents signing for owner include: spouse, contractor, architect, plumber and others

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Filed alphabetically by street name and then in numeric order by address.

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