- South Staffordshire Water
South Staffordshire Water PLC is a privately-owned water company supplying water to parts of
Staffordshireand the West Midlands, England. They are one of only three water companies that are recognised by the industry regulator, OFWAT, as displaying top efficiency (Band A) for both operating costs and capital expenditure. [cite web | last = South Staffordshire Water PLC | title = Local Water Company Praised for Efficiency | url=http://www.south-staffs-water.co.uk/about_us/news_archive/151206.asp | accessdate = 2007-02-25 ]
The area supplied is to the
northand westof Birminghamand includes cite web | last = South Staffordshire Water PLC | title = Area of Supply | url=http://www.south-staffs-water.co.uk/about_us/supply_area.asp | accessdate = 2007-02-25 ]
Burton upon Trent
SSW own a tankered water business, Aqua Direct, whose spring water is the principal ingredient of several well-known soft drinks including "Purdeys", "Aqua Libre" and the flavoured water ranges of
ASDAand Somerfield.cite web | last = South Staffordshire Water PLC | title = Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2006 | url=http://www.south-staffs-water.co.uk/downloads/SSW_accounts_05_06.pdf | accessdate = 2007-02-25 ]
In its accounts for the the year ended
31 March 2006, South Staffordshire Water reported turnover of GBP 72.3 million, operating profit of GBP 19.0 million and fixed assets of GBP 156.4 million. The average domestic water bill in the area is GBP 106, the second lowest in England & Wales.
Timelinecite web | last = South Staffordshire Water PLC | title = Timeline | url=http://www.south-staffs-water.co.uk/about_us/history.asp | accessdate = 2007-02-25 ]
* 1853 South Staffordshire Waterworks Company is formed
* 1858 Opening of the works in Walsall.
Wednesburyis the first area supplied
Tiptonand West Bromwich receive water supplies
* 1862 SSWC take over
DudleyWaterworks. Netherton and Oldbury receive water supplies
* 1864 SSWC take over Burton Waterworks
* 1875 Cannock area supplied
* 1929 SSWC take over Kinver Waterworks.
Blithfield Reservoir, near Rugeley, is opened by Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother
* 1962 SSWC take over Tamworth Water Works
* 1996 Blithfield Education Centre is opened by
* [http://www.south-staffs-water.co.uk Official site]
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