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Type Private
Founded 1862
Headquarters Redhill, Surrey,
United Kingdom
Industry Water supply services
Website www.waterplc.com

Sutton and East Surrey Water is a water only company and supplies customers in east Surrey, and parts of west Sussex, west Kent and south London. They have around 270,000 customers and serve a population of approximately 650,000 people.

The supply area is 322 square miles extending from Morden and South Croydon in the north to Gatwick Airport in the south and from Cobham, Leatherhead and Dorking in the west to Edenbridge and Bough Beech in the east.

History

1862 The Caterham Spring Water Company founded. Supplies water to Caterham, Coulsdon, Chaldon, Warlingham, Godstone, Bletchingley, Nutfield, Reigate, Redhill and Earlswood.

1863 The Sutton and Cheam Water Company begins to supply water to the parish of Sutton.

1871 Sutton District Water takes over the Sutton and Cheam Water Company. This new company supplies Sutton, Cheam, Carshalton, Wallington, Beddington, Morden, Banstead, Woodmansterne, Ewell and Cuddington.

1885 The Caterham Spring Water Company merges with the Kenley Water Company, creating the East Surrey Water Company.

1910 Kingswood added to Sutton District Water's supply area.

1927 East Surrey Water merges with Leatherhead and District Water.

1930 East Surrey Water merges with the Chelsham and Warlingham Water Company and the Limpsfield and Oxted Water Company.

1959 Merger between East Surrey Water and the Dorking Water Company

1996 Sutton District Water merges with East Surrey Water to form Sutton and East Surrey Water.

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Coordinates: 51°14′46″N 0°09′59″W / 51.246050°N 0.166255°W / 51.246050; -0.166255 (Sutton & East Surrey Water)

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