Jul 9 2015 Winners Announced for Louisville pure tap® 5K

With nearly 1,100 registered participants, the Louisville pure tap® 5K went off this morning under warm and partly sunny skies at race start.  The race along Zorn Avenue followed the route your water takes every day as part of Louisville Water's production of 116 million gallons of drinking water.

Jul 9 2015 Louisville Water Customers Receive 2014 Annual Water Quality Report

During April, May and June, Louisville Water Company customers will receive the 2014 Annual Water Quality Report included in their bill.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires public water suppliers to prepare a Consumer Confidence Report describing the source and quality of the water it delivers. 

Jul 9 2015 Make a Trip to the Water Works

How customers have paid their water bills has changed over time Since 1860, Louisville Water customers have received a statement of sorts. In the beginning it was a “water rent” due twice a year. You’d pay in person at the company’s original office on Third Street.   By 1910, the city was divided into two districts, east and west, with Third Street the dividing line.

Jul 9 2015 Frigid Weather Means Busy Day

There have been nine water main breaks today; our crews are working three of those tonight including a break on a 20-inch main along Story Avenue. This cold snap has produced a spike in activity with over 15 breaks in the past three days, all of these on smaller pipes, 6 to 8 inches in diameter. Louisville Water typically works two breaks on any given day.    

Jul 9 2015 H2O: Here's 2 the Ohio

Over 75 billion gallons of water flow past Louisville Water Tower in the Ohio River every day. Louisville Water pumps out approximately 120,000 per day to supply drinking water to Louisville and surrounding communities. What other companies also depend on the Ohio River? Join us from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Jul 9 2015 Women's Tapping Team Competes for National Title

Are you ready for the fastest two minutes in tapping? Four women from Louisville Water Company are, and next week they will be traveling to Anaheim, California to prove it. There, they will compete as a team for a national title that’s all about tapping.

Jul 9 2015 Louisville pure tap 5K

The Louisville pure tap® 5K is the first race of the Louisville Sports Commission Fall Runathon, a series of three fall running races that provides unique courses and quality experiences for runners and walkers. Following the Louisville pure tap® 5K is the second annual Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K, set to take place on Oct.4 in the Parklands of Floyds Fork. The Fall Runathon concludes with the Urban Bourban Half Marathon on Oct.

Jul 9 2015 Louisville Water Remembers the 1974 Tornado

Louisville Water remembers the 1974 Tornado with photos, text and a short video focused on natural disasters and their impact on Louisville Water.  On April 3, 1974 an F4 Tornado created a 22-mile path of destruction in Louisville. Among the areas with the most severe damage was Crescent Hill. Louisville Water’s filtration plant and reservoir were in the direct path. Learn about the company’s response to this and other natural disasters and the impact on water service in the city. 

Jul 9 2015 Water Fit for a (Future) King!

While in Louisville today, the Royals will enjoy a premium water, Louisville pure tap®.  In 1996,  Louisville Water became the first water utility in the nation to ‘trademark’ its drinking water. The name, “pure tap” reinforces the quality and value of our drinking water.  Louisville Water encourages to get “back to the tap” and choose tap water as a sustainable, healthy beverage choice.

Jul 9 2015 Help with Registering and Enrolling in LINK

To help you register and enroll in LINK, we've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers. Remember, you only have to go through this process once - thank goodnes, right! - and then all you have to do is log in the next time.  Thanks for your patience.  Here are the two mostly commonly asked questions:  Where can I find my new 10-digit account number?  Visit here, enter your old account number and you'll be given your new number.

Jul 9 2015 We Know It's Crazy, And We're Sorry

As you are aware, Louisville Water recently launched a new customer care and billing system. We realize there have been some bumps in the road since the roll-out of the new system, and for that we offer our most sincere apologies. Longer than normal hold times? Yes. Difficulty registering with LINK? Yes. Unacceptable, as we’ve heard from multiple customers? Yes.

Jul 9 2015 Louisville Water Hydrates Thousands During IRONMAN Louisville

Louisville Water has a critical role in Sunday's 90+ degree weather - providing thousands of gallons of water to the athletes in the IRONMAN Louisville, presented by Norton Sports Health.

Jul 9 2015 Board of Water Works Approves Interlocal Agreement with MSD

Today the Board of Water Works took the next step in creating a shared services model for certain functions of Louisville Water and MSD.  The Board approved the Due Diligence Analysis Report regarding Louisville Water and MSD and then approved an Interlocal Agreement between the Board and MSD.  The MSD board meets next week and is expected to grant similar approvals.  Then, the Interlocal Agreement will be forwarded to the Kentucky Attorney General for final approval. 

Jul 9 2015 Before Meter Readers There Was J. Baxter Kremer

As the sun rises, there’s a flurry of activity at the Allmond Avenue Distribution Center. Twenty-one meter readers pick up devices, load up their jeeps and prepare to capture thousands of water readings. Today, meter readers typically walk a route to record the reading. In more rural areas, they drive by homes and use a device in their truck to pick up a radio signal sent by the meter.

Jul 9 2015 The Visionary Behind Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse

The city of Louisville may have never seen clean, sparkling water had it not been for the work of Charles Hermany, perhaps the most influential chief engineer ever hired by Louisville Water Company.  He was born on October 9, 1830, in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.  With a knack for mathematics and an interest in civil engineering, Hermany, standing to the left in the photo, set off for Minerva Seminary in Easton, Pennsylvania; but when his struggling family needed help back on the farm, he hea