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Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW), Melbourne, Victoria
Image: Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Boards Shield
Source: Museum Victoria
The Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) was established by Act of the Victorian Parliament in 1890 and came into operation in March 1891. The MMBW was responsible for ensuring that the Melbourne area had 'an adequate supply of pure water and an efficient sanitation system'. The MMBW was responsible for the construction of the Spotswood Sewerage Pumping Station, built between 1893 and 1897, and the Werribee Treatment Works as part of Melbourne's first centralised sewerage system. Most of Melbourne's larger water supply dams were built by MMBW during the period after 1900.
The MMBW became Melbourne Water with the proclamation of the Melbourne Water Act in July 1992. MMBW traded as Melbourne Water from 1 September 1991.
Dingle, Tony & Rasmussen, Carolyn (1991). Vital Connections - Melbourne and its Board of Works 1891-1991, McPhee Gribble, Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Melbourne.
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Part of a collection of 34 black & white and colour photographs relating to the Spotswood Sewerage Pumping Station, in an album donated Mr Walter Arnold, a former Superintendent of the ...Images: 1
Part of a large collection of glass plate and film negatives, transparencies, photo albums, product catalogues, videos, motion picture films, company journals, advertisements and newspa ...Images: 1
Postcard - 'Healthy Waterways', Melbourne Water, 2003. Illustrated with photographs of a creek and platypus. The rear provides information about the role of Melbourne Water in managing ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2