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After several other outbreaks had already occurred elsewhere in the country, a major outbreak of cholera struck Soho, London.
John Snow, a physician, linked the outbreak to contaminated water and by talking to local residents (with the help of Reverend Henry Whitehead), he identified the source of the outbreak as the public water pump on Broad Street.
In 1966, the pumping plant was fully modernised with the construction of a new pump house building and the installation of a new electrically powered pumping plant.
As news of a waterworks scheme circulated, applications for water were received from other towns including; Tipton, Kingswinford, Bilston, Darlaston, Oldbury, Sedgley, Stourbridge and Rowley, towns equally desperate for water.
With the water supply of the community only partially satisfied by the meagre, impure sources available from a communal pump or wells, cholera and other associated diseases caused the deaths of thousands of the population and there was a dire need for an organised waterworks scheme.
In the South Staffordshire District this want was endorsed by the evidence at enquiries held before the Commissioner, appointed by the General Board of Health, in the towns of Dudley, Walsall, Tipton, Bilston and Wednesbury.
In Bilston there were no families who had not been touched, or almost wiped out by the Cholera.
Between 3rd August and 10th September 1832, the death toll had reached 742; around 20% of the population.