The Board of Water Works voted Tuesday to approve the loan, which will be used to pay a $14 million settlement with a group of retired firefighters who were underpaid for overtime work.
The water company is already required to filter out total chromium, which also contains chromium 6. Loose chromium 6, however, may also be dangerous, and the State of California and the federal government are both considering regulating the compound.
The facility uses a riverbank filtration system. Essentially, water flows from the river through the ground into a nearly eight-thousand foot long tunnel. The rocks and sand in the tunnel wall filter the water, which is then pumped to the surface and further purified.
“Our board and Metro Council asked us to really look at our spending, look at our expenses and see what we could do to trim back. And we went back to the table and we’re real happy that we were able to do a 3.75 percent rate increase,” said spokesperson Kelly Dearing-Smith.
“We’ve been working on this exhibit with the Frazier for over a year. Over the next seven months, we’re going to be able to showcase to our community, adults and children alike, how water works in louisville. and originally our first name was the Louisville Water Works,” said Greg Heitzman, company president and CEO.
Clean drinking water – fortunately most of us take it for granted. Sure, if you’re getting your water from the Ohio, right now there’s a funky taste, but those of us here in Louisville know we usually have really good tap water. For those of us out in the state, it varies by community. So, where does Kentucky get its drinking water, how do we know it is safe and what about the future? Join us on Tuesday when we talk with representatives from Kentucky’s two largest water providers, Louisville Water Company and Kentucky American Water. We welcome your questions and comments. Listen to the Show
Algae blooms in the Ohio River are responsible for an unusual taste and odor in Louisville’s drinking water. And it could continue for several more days.
A boil water advisory for approximateldy 330 Louisville Water Company customers has been lifted. Water quality tests confirm the water is safe to drink. The impacted areas included customers in the southern part of Jefferson County and parts of Bullitt County who are served by the Jefferson Memorial and Martin Hill elevated storage tanks. Customers should […]
Louisville Water Company has issued a Boil Water Advisory for approximately 330 customers in the southern part of Jefferson County and parts of Bullitt County who are served by the Jefferson Memorial and Martin Hill elevated tanks. The advisory comes after a drop in pressure. Customers should bring all water used for drinking, food preparation […]
The Louisville Water Company has issued a boil water advisory for about one thousand people in southern Jefferson County. The advisory was posted after pressure dropped in two elevated storage tanks. It affects customers within the boundary East Pages Lane, St. Andrews Church Road and Third Street Road. Customers should boil any water intended for […]