Records of the Usk River Board and successor bodies, 1895-1984, including records of meetings, 1961-1984; correspondence, 1949-1977; Usk Sewage Division operational records, 1974-1975; publicity material, 1977-1978; meteorological records, 1966-1980; Newport Corporation Waterworks records, 1932-1972; Newport and South Monmouthshire Water Board records, 1962-1969; CwmbrÃ¢n Urban District Council reports, 1932-1960; Gwent Water Division management team meeting papers, 1975-1978; plans, 1895-1981.
Usk River Board (from 1974); Usk Division of Welsh National Water Development Authority (from 1979); Welsh Water Authority - Usk Division Records
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 218 D3185
- Dates of Creation1895-1984
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description464 items
Scope and Content
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.
Arranged into the following: Meetings; Correspondence; Operational records; Publicity; Meteorology and Capacity; Predecessor and associated authorities; plans.
Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Usk River Board (from 1974); Usk Division of Welsh National Water Development Authority (from 1979); Welsh Water Authority - Usk Division Records; OFWAT Homepage (http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/aptrix/ofwat/publish.nsf/Content/navigation-homepage(ofwat) viewed 27 May 2004.
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
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All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.
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