Records of the National Rivers Authority; 1989-1996

Scope and Content

Minutes (with agendas and accompanying reports) of the Regional Flood Defence Committee Severn-Trent Region 20 Oct 1989 to 12 Jan 1996, Midlands Region 19 April 1996. (RRA/G/1)

All marked 'file copy' - some contain handwritten notes.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1989 the government privatised the water industry and sold the ten water authorities as water service companies. Severn Trent Water, owned by parent company Severn Trent Plc (which was also formed in 1989), took over responsibility for water supply and sewerage from Severn Trent Water Authority. In the same year the National Rivers Authority became responsible for managing water resources, investigating and regulating pollution, controlling floods and draining land. It was replaced by the Environment Agency in 1996.


Material has been arranged by type and by date order, reflecting the original filing system used by the creators.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Custodial History

These papers were transferred to the University of Nottingham in 2014 by the Records Manager of the Environment Agency.

Related Material

This series of minutes (RRA/G/1) is continued by the Environment Agency as the Severn Trent Region, Regional Flood Defence committee minutes and reports, 1997-2012 (REA/G/1).

Manuscripts and Special Collections also holds the records of predecessors, the Severn Trent Water Authority Ref: RWA, City of Nottingham Water Department Ref: R/HR, Derwent Valley Water Board Ref: DVW, Stoke Bardolph and Bulcote Model Farms Ref: RSB, Papplewick Pumping Station Ref: PPS, Nottingham New Waterworks/Northern Waterworks Company Ref: MS 880, and the Trent River Board/Authority (Clerk's Department Ref: RC, Engineer's Department Ref: RE, Governance records Ref: RG, Hydrology Department Ref: RH); their successors (Environment Agency Ref: REA); also Trent River Authority's predecessors (Trent Navigation Company Ref: RtN, Brigg Court of Lincolnshire Commissioners of Sewers Ref: Br, Court of Sewers for the Level of Hatfield Chase/Hatfield Chase Corporation Ref: HCC, Trent Fishery Board Ref: RTF); also Severn Trent Water Ref: RST, and the papers of an employee of the Trent River Authority (H.R. Potter Ref: HRP).