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Kent Waterworks Co

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By 1817 the company was in existence

The works were located near the River Ravensbourne, between Deptford and Lewisham[1]

1853 W. R. Morris, the engineer, pointed out that the company had the fifth lowest incidence of cholera in London; in its area of supply, the best was in the higher grounds of Lewisham, Blackheath, Woolwich and Plumstead Common, and it was worse in the lower lying areas of Deptford and Greenwich[2]

1854 The company was well placed to meet the requirements of the Metropolis Water Supply Act 1852, taking their water from the River Ravensbourne above the point at which it was tidal; they were already in a position to provide a constant supply of filtered water to their customers[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Oct 20, 1841
  2. The Times, Nov 28, 1853
  3. The Times, Jun 03, 1854