Group photographs of Members and Officers of the Authority
Glamorgan River Authority, Photographs
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
River Authorities were established by the Water Resources Act of 1963 which came into force in 1965, when the new Glamorgan River Authority replaced the existing Glamorgan River Board. Its area of operation lay between the catchment areas of the River Neath in the west and the River Rhymney in the east . The new Authority assumed the Board's responsibilities with regard to land drainage, fishing and water pollution control. In addition the abstraction of water from rivers, streams and underground sources also came under its control. Each Authority appointed its own Chairman, Committees and employees. The sole Chairman of the Glamorgan River Authority was County Alderman Percy Smith of Glamorgan County Council. The Glamorgan River Authority was merged with five other River Authorites in Wales and the English borders to form the Welsh National Water Development Authority (later renamed the Welsh Water Authority) on 1 April 1974.
Chronological within record series.
Conditions Governing Access
Donated by a former Clerk and Chief Executive Officer of the Authority
Other Finding Aids
A detailed catalogue is available online
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives, with reference to notes provided by the donor
Conditions Governing Use
Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
Acquired by a former Clerk and Chief Executive Officer of the Glamorgan River Authority after the Authority had been succeeded by the Welsh Water Authority
Accruals are not expected