Jul 9 2015 Crescent Hill Reservoir Temporarily Closed

Beginning July 21, the Crescent Hill Reservoir will temporarily close to walkers and runners as Louisville Water completes the restoration project at the site.  Since the winter, visitors to the Reservoir have noticed the scaffolding that surrounds the Gatehouse, the Gothic-style structure that sits between the basins.

Jul 9 2015 What Goes Into a Race Water Stop?

There's more to a water stop then filling up cups. Learn about what it takes to keep thousands hydrated. Hours before the first runners take off at the starting line or the Kentucky Derby Marathon and mini-Marathon this Saturday, Louisville Water employees and volunteers will be hard at work readying the roads for their arrival. Actually, they have been preparing for this day for weeks. “There’s a lot that goes into any race,” explains Brad McBride, Distributions and Operations Manager.

Jul 9 2015 UofL Gets Back to the Tap

Louisville Water Company and the University of Louisville have joined forces to promote the value of the city’s drinking water supply, Louisville pure tap® and reduce the use of bottled water on campus. For the past several years, UofL has upgraded campus drinking water fountains to include spigots to fill reusable water bottles.  Now, five UofL buildings feature signage encouraging students, faculty and staff to “get back to the tap.” The fountains are in UofL’s College of Business, Ekstrom

Jul 9 2015 Stop by Cresecent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse for Walking Wednesday

Curious what’s inside the Gothic-style structure at the Crescent Hill Reservoir?  Walking Wednesday tours return on July 8, providing information about the history of Louisville Water’s architecture and operations. Louisville Water staff offers guided tours on the second Wednesday of each month from 11am – 7pm, from June through September.  The Crescent Hill Reservoir is located near 201 Reservoir Avenue, between Frankfort Avenue and Brownsboro Road.

Jul 9 2015 Board of Water Works Approves 2015 Budget

Louisville Water Accelerates Plan to Inspect, Repair and Replace Water Mains

Jul 9 2015 Louisville Water and MSD Announce Transition Coordinator for "One Water" Initiative

Louisville Water and MSD have named Tim Kraus, an engineer with over 28 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry as the Director of Business Transformation for the "One Water" initiative.  Kraus will coordinate the work of employee teams to consolidate support functions at the utilities, track savings and identify additional opportunities for efficiencies.   Kraus will report directly to Louisville Water President and CEO Jim Brammell and MSD Executive Director Greg Heitzman.

Jul 9 2015 New 10-Digit Account Numbers Coming Soon

Louisville Water is proud to announce LINK - our new customer care and billing sytem, is coming soon to a computer near you! One of the many changes with our new system is an expanded 10-digit account number. When the sytem goes live, if your account is set up for payment through your bank, please ensure you change your account number.  Learn more about LINK. 

Jul 9 2015 How Louisville Water Helped Shape the Early Days of Churchill Downs

It might be difficult to imagine a time when local business didn’t wholly support Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, but believe it or not, such a time existed. Back in 1874, Jockey Club President Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., asked Louisville Water’s board for an extension of the mains to the then-being-built track. The board declined the request!

Jul 9 2015 FAQs about Your Bill

We've compiled the most frequently asked questions about your Louisville Water bill. We've also created a detailed explanation page to better clarify each section.  Where is my 10-digit account number located on the bill? Your new 10-digit account number is located at the top of your bill, in the blue section. How much do I owe? The old bills listed the balance summary at the bottom of the bill.

Jul 9 2015 Offices Closed Martin Luther King Day

Our offices are closed, Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King day. Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday that celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.

Jul 9 2015 Happy July 4th from 1909!

Louisville Water employees celebrate holidays together, and things were no different in 1909! This photo from our archives is labeled "Water C. picnic 7/4/1909 at pumping station. Dominic Gerardi Harpist, John Wiest second from right"

Jul 9 2015 Making it Move: Steam, Gravity & Electricity Display Opens at WaterWorks Museum

How do you move millions of gallons of water?  Power. The WaterWorks Museum at Louisville Water Tower Park presents Making it Move as part of "Out of the Archives,” a periodic series of special displays that share Louisville Water's extensive collection of photographs, films, artifacts and architectural drawings, all selected around a central theme.

Jul 9 2015 Refunding of Bonds Saves Louisville Water Company Millions of Dollars

Louisville Water has successfully executed a refunding of a 2006 bond issue that will save the company $6.9 million dollars in present value savings, or $8.5 million total gross savings over the life of the bonds. This morning through a competitive bid process with eleven bidders, Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co., was the winning bidder with a total interest cost of 2.68%.

Jul 9 2015 Going Green: From Green Beans to AutoPay

It may be tough to believe now, but in October 1860, Louisville Water was marketing a product no one really used. Bourbon was the drink of choice, and baths were a luxury. Who would pay for water?

Jul 9 2015 Hydrant Crews Ensured Water Flowed for Whiskey Row Fire

Footage of the Whiskey Row fire, with firemen pouring thousands of gallons of water into the blaze, made it easy to see the connection with Louisville Water.  But beyond the obvious – we supply the water to fight the fire - there are intertwined historic connections between Louisville Water, the fire department and businesses, including many local distilleries.