- Urban sanitary districts in towns with existing local government bodies
- Rural sanitary districts in the remaining rural areas of poor law unions.
|Category||Local government district|
|Location||England and Wales and Ireland|
|Created by||Public Health Act 1872|
Public Health Act 1875
Public Health (Ireland) Act 1878
In England and Wales, both rural and urban sanitary districts were replaced in 1894 by the Local Government Act 1894 by the more general rural districts and urban districts. A similar reform was carried out in Ireland in 1899 by the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898.