Welcome to Cholderton and District Water Company

The Cholderton and District Water Company was established by Act of Parliament in 1904 for the purpose of providing a reliable, safe and adequate supply of potable water to several parishes on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. The company still provides the same service today.

Throughout the many changes in the water industry Cholderton has remained an independent privately owned company. For 30 years Cholderton was the smallest of the statutory water undertakings providing a public water supply. In May 2018, folllowing representations to Ofwat, the indusry’s economic regulator, Cholderton became a private supply. At the same time the Cholderton Estate Trust acquired a majority and controlling shareholding in the company

Procedures

This page contains the company’s procedures for dealing with most aspects of customer service.

Water Charges

You can view or download details of the water charges which will apply from 1st April 2019 and how the company collects payment for its water services.

Environment

The estate is committed to protecting wildlife, and encourages the growth of native plants in the chalk downland on which the water company’s assets are located.

Saving Water

All business and domestic consumers are urged to make a conscious effort not to use water unnecessarily or wastefully.

About us

The Cholderton and District Water Company was established by Act of Parliament in 1904 and was incorporated as a private limited company 35 years later.It now operates as a Private Supply.

The Water Company today has two boreholes, three active covered reservoirs and a distribution network of approximately 50 kilometres of water supply pipe. The system is maintained by the company’s own staff.

Latest news

Water charges 2020 – 21

Water charges 2020 – 21

The company's water charges for the year commencing 1st April 2020 are now available. To see or download copy please go to the 'Water Charges' page

Save water during this hot weather

Save water during this hot weather

Demand for water caused by the very hot weather over the past 2 weeks has put a strain on our distribution network. Such was the demand over the weekend 30th June/1st July that our pumps were barely able to keep up with daytime usage. Although we have managed to...

New appointments

New appointments

The company has appointed Adam Lowe to manage the day to day administration of the company. He will be at the company's offices during working hours and will be the first port of call for customers who have queries or require information. Artemis Cropper has taken...

Water charges 2020 – 21

Water charges 2020 – 21

The company's water charges for the year commencing 1st April 2020 are now available. To see or download copy please go to the 'Water Charges' page

Save water during this hot weather

Save water during this hot weather

Demand for water caused by the very hot weather over the past 2 weeks has put a strain on our distribution network. Such was the demand over the weekend 30th June/1st July that our pumps were barely able to keep up with daytime usage. Although we have managed to...