Task Force Recommends Water Company and Sewer District Merge

The utility task force studying a potential collaboration between the Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Water Company and Metro Public Works recommends that MSD and the water company merge within the next five years. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer appointed the task force in January, after a scathing state audit showed numerous inefficiencies within the Metropolitan Sewer District.… Continue reading Task Force Recommends Water Company and Sewer District Merge

Utility Task Force Hasn’t Ruled Out Potential Merger Between MSD, Louisville Water

The utility task force studying a potential collaboration between the Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Water Company and Metro Public Works is nearing the end of its work. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer appointed the task force in January, after a scathing state audit showed numerous inefficiencies within the Metropolitan Sewer District. With the help of a… Continue reading Utility Task Force Hasn’t Ruled Out Potential Merger Between MSD, Louisville Water

Water Quality Report: Ten Percent of Taps Tested Show Elevated Lead Levels

The Louisville area’s tap water meets all federal standards, according to the annual water quality report released today by Louisville Water Company. But ten percent of the homes tested showed elevated levels of lead. These lead levels represent problems with the infrastructure–like lead pipes–and not problems with the city’s water source or treatment. And Louisville… Continue reading Water Quality Report: Ten Percent of Taps Tested Show Elevated Lead Levels

Water Company Unveils New Technology to Aid Pipe Inspection

Louisville Water Company will begin a 20-year pipe inspection project Thursday, made easier by new technology. For the first time, the company will be able to inspect large water mains while they’re filled with water using a new device called the “Pipe Diver.” Mike Livermore is the regional manager for Pure Technologies, the company that… Continue reading Water Company Unveils New Technology to Aid Pipe Inspection

Water to Return to Broken Main Soon

The water main at Eastern Parkway and Crittenden Drive that broke last week has been replaced. A new section of the 48 inch pipe is now in the ground. Another section of the pipe was replaced earlier after suffering a similar break. When pipes are replaced, the increase in pressure after the repairs can exploit… Continue reading Water to Return to Broken Main Soon

Water Company Unsure if Second Main Break Related to First, New Inspection Program Forthcoming

The Louisville Water Company isn’t sure whether last night’s water main break is related to a rupture four weeks earlier. The 48-inch pipe that burst at Eastern Parkway and Crittenden Drive this week is a different section of the same pipe that broke last month at Floyd and Warnock streets. The first break has been… Continue reading Water Company Unsure if Second Main Break Related to First, New Inspection Program Forthcoming

Water Company Boil Advisory: Here’s the Map

The Louisville Water Company’s boil water advisory this morning affects about 400 customers who live the rupture. It occurred near the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Crittenden Drive around 9pm last night. LWC officials say they isolated the break and returned the service to normal around 10:45pm. But the company says because there was a… Continue reading Water Company Boil Advisory: Here’s the Map

Water Company Isolates Broken Main

The Louisville Water Company has isolated another broken water main near the University of Louisville campus. The main burst around 9 pm and the water company reported that service returned to normal at 10:45. The break comes days after a main at Floyd and Warnock streets that broke last month was replaced. This week, crews… Continue reading Water Company Isolates Broken Main

Water Main Repairs Complete, Testing Continues

The Louisville Water Company is slowly increasing the water pressure in a new section of pipe recently installed near the University of Louisville campus. The section replaces the main that ruptured last month, flooding U of L and leaving much of central Louisville under a boil advisory for days. The repairs took several weeks and… Continue reading Water Main Repairs Complete, Testing Continues