Bournemouth Water

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Bournemouth Water Ltd
Private Limited Company (ltd)
Industry Water Supply
Founded 1863
Headquarters Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Bournemouth Water provides drinking water to approximately 500,000 people from the port town of Poole to Beaulieu in the New Forest and from Bournemouth to Salisbury in Wiltshire, an area of over 1000 square kilometres.[1][n 1]


Bournemouth Water (established 1863) and West Hampshire Water (established 1893) were two former statutory water companies established by Act of Parliament.

The Bournemouth Company were the alternative supplier of gas until nationalisation of the gas industry in 1949

In 1863 Bournemouth Water was established with waterworks in Bourne Valley and a reservoir in Parkstone.

In 1893 The West Hampshire Water company was established.

In 1994 Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water was formed as the two companies merge.

In July 2010 Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water was acquired by Sembcorp Utilities. Sembcorp Utilities is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, an energy, water and marine group listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange.[2]

Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Plc's registered name was changed to Sembcorp Bournemouth Water Ltd on 21 January 2011; formerly named Sembcorp Bournemouth Water plc for less than 24 hours on that date as part of an efficient mergers and acquisitions deal.[3]

On 16th April 2015 Pennon Group Plc - who already own South West Water, announced they had purchased Sembcorp Bournemouth Water for £100.3 million[4][5]

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  1. ^ In this area wastewater services are provided by Wessex Water or Southern Water

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