West Middlesex Water Co
of 31 Berners St, London
c1800 Scheme proposed by Mr. Dodd C.E.
1806 an Act of Parliament was obtained.
1807 Mr Nicholson was appointed engineer to the company and constructed the works at Hammersmith.
1816 Proposal to amalgamate with the New River Co generated opposition on the grounds that a monopoly serving two-thirds of the Metropolis was not in the customer's interest but it was pointed out that the New River Co would improve its situation by replacing its wooden mains with iron ones
1841 The works were near Hammersmith Terrace, Fulham
By 1853 was constructing new supply works at Hampton
1903 Compulsorily acquired by the Metropolitan Water Board, established to bring the 9 private water companies supplying water to London under a single public body.
Sources of Information
- The Times Mar 11, 1816
- The Times Feb 26, 1818
- The Times, Oct 20, 1841
- The Times, Nov 25, 1853