Fonds AWA - Anglian Water Authority

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AWA

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Anglian Water Authority

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  • 1802-1979 (Creation)

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72 pieces

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(1973-1989)

Administrative history

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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(1989-)

Administrative history

One of the newly privatised water companies which took over responsibility for the water supply, sewerage and sewerage disposal from the regional water authorities in 1989. Successor body to Anglian Water Authority.

Archival history

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 26 June 1981 (AWA 1/1-13), 16 September 1982 (AWA 2/1), 13 October 1982 (AWA 5/1; AWA 12/1-3; and AWA 13/1-2), 13 February 198? (AWA 13/3), 14 November 1983 (AWA 14/1-13; and AWA 15/1-6), 28 October 1985 (AWA 16/1-5), 7 January 1987 (AWA 13/4; AWA 14/14-16; and AWA 15/7-13), 26 August 1987 (AWA 17/1), 19 September 1994 (AWA 1/14-17; AWA 2/2-3; AWA 13/5-9; AWA 18/1-2; AWA 19/1-2; and AWA 20/1) and 16 August 2007 (ACC 2007/181).

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Records of authorities inherited and deposited by the Anglian Water Authority

AWA 1 Norwich City Waterworks Company
AWA 2 East Dereham Waterworks
AWA 3 River Blyth Internal Drainage Board (transferred to Suffolk Record Office)
AWA 4 River Gipping Drainage Board (transferred to Suffolk Record Office)
AWA 5 Lower Yare First Internal Drainage Board
AWA 6 Upper Alde Drainage Board (transferred to Suffolk Record Office)
AWA 7 Middle Alde Drainage Board (transferred to Suffolk Record Office)
AWA 8 Lower Alde Drainage Board (transferred to Suffolk Record Office)
AWA 9 Fromus, Alde and Thorpeness Internal Drainage Board (transferred to Suffolk Record Office
AWA 10 Minsmere Internal Drainage Board (transferred to Suffolk Record Office)
AWA 11 East Suffolk Rivers Catchment Board (transferred to Suffolk Record Office)
AWA 12 East Norfolk Rivers Catchment Board
AWA 13 East Suffolk and Norfolk River Authority
AWA 14 Cley and Wiveton Internal Drainage Board
AWA 15 Salthouse and Kelling Internal Drainage Board
AWA 16 Miscellaneous
AWA 17 Letters Patent
AWA 18 Borough of King's Lynn
AWA 19 Borough of Great Yarmouth
AWA 20 Blofield R.D.C.
AWA ACC Uncatalogued accessions

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For records of authorities inherited and deposited by East Suffolk and Norfolk River Authority on 12 February 1974 see EAW 1-14. For records of various Drainage Boards deposited by the Consortium of Internal Drainage Boards on 9 September 1981 see DB 1-3. For records of Norfolk Court of Sewers (predecessor of West of Ouse Internal Drainage Board) see list DB 9.

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7a489164-c636-4fb0-8f9c-f225d3d12160

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Created 28/03/2002 by Droip. Modified 03/01/2019 by Droip.

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