Portsmouth Water

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Portsmouth Water Ltd[1]
Limited Company
IndustryPublic Utility
HeadquartersPortsmouth and parts of Hampshire and West Sussex,
Area served
868 km2
Key people
Bob Taylor (CEO)
Revenue£40.3 million
Number of employees
ParentSouth Downs Capital Limited

Portsmouth Water is the utility company responsible for water supply and distribution in the City of Portsmouth, part of East Hampshire and part of West Sussex. Places served include Gosport, Fareham, Portsmouth, Havant, Chichester and Bognor Regis. The company is a private limited company with company number 2536455.[2][n 1] It was acquired by Ancala in March 2018.[3]


Started in 1857 as the Borough of Portsmouth Waterworks Company to supply Portsmouth. Joined with Gosport Waterworks Company in 1955. A new HQ in Havant was opened in 1966.

Portsmouth Water today[edit]

There are now 18 borehole sites throughout the catchment area from the South Downs groundwater and the natural springs in Havant and Bedhampton. There are up to 25 springs used at any one time producing up to 170 million litres per day.[4]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ The wastewater company for this area is Southern Water.
  1. ^ "Portsmouth Water appoints Taylor as CEO". Water & Waste Water Treatment. November 28, 2018.
  2. ^ UK Companies House
  3. ^ "Ancala acquires Portsmouth Water". Ancala. February 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Portsmouth Water website