Records of Usk Water Authorities

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

From the late 19th century until 1957 responsibility for water provision in Monmouthshire lay with borough and rural district councils or sanitary authorities Following the Water Act 1945, water companies and boards began to amalgamate. The Usk River Board was formed as a result. The River Board became the Usk River Authority and later the Usk River Division of the Welsh National Water Development Authority in 1974. From 1979 it became the Welsh Water Authority - Usk Division.

Administrative / Biographical History

From the late 19th century until 1957 responsibility for water provision in Monmouthshire lay with borough and rural district councils or sanitary authorities Following the Water Act 1945, water companies and boards began to amalgamate. The Usk River Board was formed as a result. The River Board became the Usk River Authority and later the Usk River Division of the Welsh National Water Development Authority in 1974. From 1979 it became the Welsh Water Authority - Usk Division.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Usk Board of Conservators minute books; Usk River Board minute books; Usk River Authority minute books; United Usk Fishery Association minute book; South Wales Water Supply, Technical Committee on Water Resources, interim report; Plans, Newport Corporation scheme; Plans, Ebbw Vale U.D.C. Bill; Plan, Usk Flood Protection Scheme.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Welsh Water Authority, Usk Division, Caerleon, Gwent, 1979.

Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Records of Usk River Authorites; OFWAT Homepage (http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/aptrix/ofwat/publish.nsf/Content/navigation-homepage(ofwat) viewed 23 February 2006.

Other Finding Aids

Title supplied from contents of fonds

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records of the Usk river authorities are Gwent Record Office, D3185