North West Water

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North West Water was a water supply company serving north west England. It was originally the North West Water Authority, one of ten regional authorities created by the Water Act 1973. In 1989 it became North West Water plc, and was privatised. In 1995 it merged with Norweb (the former North Western Electricity Board) to form United Utilities.

The North West Water Authority took over the following statutory water undertakings:[1]

  • Bolton Corporation
  • Carlisle Corporation
  • Liverpool Corporation
  • Manchester Corporation
  • St. Helens Corporation
  • Widnes Corporation
  • Calder Water Board
  • Eden Water Board
  • Furness Water Board
  • Fylde Water Board
  • Lakes and Lune Water Board
  • Lune Valley Water Board
  • Macclesfield District Water Board
  • Makerfield Water Board
  • Mid Cheshire Water Board
  • North Calder Water Board
  • Preston and District Water Board
  • South Cumberland Water Board
  • Stockport and District Water Board
  • Warrington, Runcorn and District Water Board
  • West Cumberland Water Board
  • West Lancashire Water Board
  • West Pennine Water Board
  • Wirral Water Board


  1. ^ The North West Water Authority Constitution Order 1973 (1973 No. 1287)