Water Companies' Association, earlier the Provincial Water Companies' Association

Scope and Content

Minutes of meetings, 1885-1984; annual reports, 1934-1966; legal judgements and opinions, 1928-1972; rules, 1919.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Water Companies' Association was founded on 13 April 1885 as the Provincial Water Companies' Association. The Association changed its title to the Water Companies' Association in 1919. The committee structure of the Association was complex as an Executive Council co-existed with an Executive Committee. The Executive Council comprised representatives of the water companies. The Water Companies' Association amalgamated with the Water Services Asssociation in April 1998 to form Water UK, which became the trade association for the industry.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited at the Centre by Water UK in 2000.

Other Finding Aids

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The National Archives holds copies of the minutes of the National Water Council, July 1973 - December 1985 (references BS 19, PRO 57/6628).