Northumbrian Water Group plc (LSE: NWG) is a water supply utility serving the North East of England.

It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

The business was originally created as the Northumbrian Water Authority, one of ten public sector regional water authorities created under the Water Act 1973.

In 1989 the assets and duties of the authority passed to Northumbrian Water Limited, a company that was then privatised.

In 1995 the Company was acquired by Lyonnaise des Eaux for £823m.

In 2003 Suez, who had acquired Lyonnaise des Eaux, sold 75% of Northumbrian Water to a Consortium of private investors.

The Company was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2003. NWG's present Chairman is Sir Derek Wanless.

Source: Wikipedia