riversunderthepavement 2014

1807

East London Water Company (ELWC)formed, by 1818 an outcry on the monopoly that resulted with efforts made in Waterworks Act 1847 to combat monopoly.

1866

cholera epidemic in London with ‘grave suspicion‘ of ELWC and Bow reservoir causing contamination of supply

1892

Lammas protest in Marsh Lane over public land being taken over for private water industry profit

1989-date

water

privatised in

Britain, the

release of toxic

waste in London by

Thames Water

poisons the

water supply

killing

thousands of

fish

2009

Ofwat throws out Thames Water proposed price increases until 2015 .


A year earlier

Ofwat had fined Thames Water for ‘misreporting information ’ and ‘delivering poor services to customers’.

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