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Our history

Our origins can be traced back to the mid-19th century when Victorian engineers began to supply water directly to people’s homes.

Our history


The Caterham Spring Water Company was founded, supplying water to Caterham, Coulsdon, Warlingham, Godstone, Bletchingley, Nutfield, Reigate, Redhill and Earlswood


The Sutton and Cheam Water Company began to supply water to the parish of Sutton


The Caterham Spring Water Company merged with the Kenley Water Company, creating the East Surrey Water Company


East Surrey Water Company merges with Dorking Water Company


Exhibition celebrating 100 years – The Company has over 200 employees – one third have worked for the Company for more than 20 years


Modernisation – new main computer and radio telephone equipment installed at head offices


Company support for WaterAid begins


Bough Beech Education Centre opened by Alan Meale MP


Sutton District Water merged with East Surrey Water to form Sutton and East Surrey Water


New head office opens in Redhill


Major upgrade completed at Bough Beech Treatment Works to increase capacity


Rebranded to SES Water


First UK water company to roll out intelligent technology across entire water network to help detect leakage

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