Workers have begun inspecting the water main that burst last week on the University of Louisville campus, looking for the cause of the rupture. The July 11 break sent millions of gallons of water onto the campus and prompted a boil advisory for a large portion of the city. Water company spokeswoman Kelley Dearing-Smith says… Continue reading Workers Looking For Cause Of Water Main Break
Repairs on the broken water main at Floyd and Warnock streets will begin this week. The 80-year-old pipe burst last Monday, releasing more than 40 million gallons of water into the University of Louisville’s Belnkap campus and the surrounding area. The break also caused a severe drop in water pressure and put much of central… Continue reading Water Main Repairs to Begin This Week
Repairs to a water main that burst on Monday evening could take up to three weeks according to the Louisville Water Company. The 48-inch, 80-year-old pipe ruptured near Floyd and Warnock streets. More than 40 million gallons of water flooded U of L’s Belknap campus and the leak caused a drop in pressure and boil… Continue reading Water Main Repairs Could Take Three Weeks
The boil advisory put in place after a massive water main break on the University of Louisville campus has been lifted for a majority of affected residents. It will remain in place in two areas. Taylor Blvd to Crittenden Drive and Winkler to the Watterson Preston Highway to Poplar Level and Shelby at Goss to… Continue reading Boil Advisory Lifted for Many Residents
It could be days before the Louisville Water Company knows why a water main on the University of Louisville campus burst last night. The 48-inch pipe broke in the evening, causing flooding, a drop in water pressure and possible contamination of drinking water. In the 24 hours after the break, crews restored pressure to affected… Continue reading Cause of Broken Water Main Still Unknown
In the midst of a massive water main break Monday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer once again tweeted information that was more optimistic than accurate when he announced service would be back to normal by Tuesday morning. Downtown employees and several businesses were still struggling to deal with the lack of adequate water pressure and possible… Continue reading Mayor’s Office Defends Disaster Tweets
The water boil advisory for central Louisville is expected to remain in effect until this evening. The advisory was put in place last night after a 48-inch water main broke on the University of Louisville campus. It covers the area north of the Watterson and between Ninth Street and Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue. The… Continue reading Broken Water Main Inspection Begins, Boil Advisory to Last Until Evening
The Louisville Water Company is touting the latest water quality report. The annual report shows that the company meets or exceeds all state and federal water standards. New standards will be put into place next year, and spokesperson Kelley Dearing Smith says new and renovated treatment plants will bring the company in line with the… Continue reading Water Company Report Shows Louisville Water Meets Standards
Several weeks ago, the water company found chromium 6 in the treated water. Water Company spokesperson Kelley Dearing Smith says that’s unusual, because no Chromium 6 was found in the tunnel after the water was first filtered.
Months after the Environmental Working Group found what it declared an unsafe level of the carcinogenic chemical compound hexavalent chromium (chromium 6), the Louisville Water Company has confirmed the substance’s presence in city water. But, company officials say the water is still safe to drink.