Anglian Water Authority; 1973-1989

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Anglian Water Authority; 1973-1989

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One of the regional water authorities (WRAs) created in 1974 under the Water Act, 1973. It took over statutory and local authority owned water supply and sewerage undertakings, e.g., Norwich Corporation, the East Suffolk and Norfolk River Authority, South Norfolk Water Board and the East Anglian Water Company.\r\nThe Anglian Water Authority was formed by the Water Act 1973 as one of ten regional water authorities which took over statutory and local authority owned water supply and waste water (sewage) undertakings. Anglian Water was privatized as Anglian Water Services Limited in 1989. It is now a subsidiary of AWG plc. The Authority combined the following river authorities and water utilities:\r\nEast Suffolk and Norfolk River Authority \r\nEssex River Authority \r\nGreat Ouse River Authority \r\nLincolnshire River Authority \r\nWelland and Nene River Authority \r\nIpswich Corporation \r\nBuckingham Corporation \r\nNorwich Corporation \r\nBedfordshire Water Board \r\nBucks Water Board \r\nColchester and District Water Board \r\nEast Lincolnshire Water Board \r\nEly, Mildenhall and Newmarket Water Board \r\nHigham Ferrers and Rushden Water Board \r\nKesteven Water Board \r\nLincoln and District Water Board \r\nMid-Northamptonshire Water Board \r\nNene and Ouse Water Board \r\nNorth East Lincolnshire Water Board \r\nNorth Lindsey Water Board \r\nNorth West Norfolk Water Board \r\nPeterborough Corporation Water Works\r\nSouth Lincolnshire Water Board \r\nSouth Norfolk Water Board \r\nWest Suffolk Water Board \r\nWisbech and District Water Board \r\nCambridge Water Company \r\nEast Anglian Water Company \r\nEssex Water Company \r\nTendring Hundred Waterworks Company


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Established under the Water Act 1973 (1973 c.37). Privatised in 1989.

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Created on: 25/09/2002 by Droip




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