West Glamorgan Archive Service

Records of the West Glamorgan Water Board

Reference code(s): GB 0216 WB WG

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Title: Records of the West Glamorgan Water Board

Short title: West Glamorgan Water Board, records

Dates of creation: 1894-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.054 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): West Glamorgan Water Board


Administrative and biographical history: The West Glamorgan Water Board was established in 1966, succeeding the West Glamorgan Water Supplies Joint Committee. The Board's members included representatives from Swansea County Borough Council, Neath and Port Talbot Borough Councils, Glyncorrwg and Llwchwr Urban District Councils and Gower, Neath, Pontardawe, Ystradgynlais and Vaynor & Penderyn Rural District Councils. West Glamorgan Water Board was responsible for a supply area of 390 square miles, a population of around 390,000, and various reservoirs, treatment plants, pumping stations with several hundred miles of mains. In order to meet the rising demand for water in its area the Board in 1966 promoted the River Towy Scheme. This created the Llyn Brianne storage reservoir to regulate flows in the River Towy. The Scheme was inaugurated on 5 May 1973. Further reorganisation of the water industry led to the West Glamorgan Water Board being abolished in 1974. It was replaced by the West Glamorgan Water Division of the Welsh National Water Development Authority.


Scope and content: Records of the West Glamorgan Water Board, 1894-1974, including Board and committee minutes, 1966-1974; reports to committees, 1972-1974; financial records, 1967-1974; correspondence files, 1967-1974; reports, 1960-1972; notes relating to a public inquiry into the proposed Board, 1965; plans and sections relating to Llyn Brianne, 1966; publications and journals, 1967-1973; newspaper cuttings, 1965-1971; contract for the supply of valves, 1894.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes; reports to Committee; members; financial matters; contracts; correspondence; employment; reports; inquiry; maps and plans; publications; journals; newscutting album.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Information not available

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Records of the West Glamorgan Water Board, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: October 2005



Reservoirs | Wales

Water-supply | Wales | Neath Port Talbot

Water-supply | Wales | Powys

Water-supply | Wales | Swansea

West Glamorgan Water Board | Archives

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West Glamorgan Water Board




Llyn Brianne