The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators

  • Coat of Arms


    Coat Of Arms 


    The Company’s Grant of Arms was presented by Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms at the Installation Lunch in the Watermen’s Hall on Thursday lst July 1993.   The citation that was presented is of considerable length, but there are certain interesting points that should be emphasised.

    The company motto of Nulla Vita Sine Aqua translates to No Life Without Water.  




    The four Bougets as depicted in the centre shield represent the link with the past, as these were one of the original means of carrying water.  It so happens that the Bouget is one of the oldest Heraldic Symbols.

    The Tear as depicted on the cross relates to the emblem of the Company and the Cross represents the City of London.



    Wolf`s Head



    The Crest consists of two elements, the first being a Wolf’s head from the Coat of Arms of Sir Hugh Myddelton who was responsible for the first piped water supply to the City via the New River in the l7th Century.






       The second element is a circlet of Borage Flowers from Past Master 
       Hugh Berridge’s Crest (Borage is the formal name for a
       “Water Forget Me Not”).







          The supporters consist of two animals, a Beaver and an Otter, each
          holding a shovel to recognise the part played by the UK Chapter of the
          American Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovellers in the formation
          of the Guild.



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