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 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

Workers Looking For Cause Of Water Main Break

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

Water Main Repairs to Begin This Week

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

Water Main Repairs Could Take Three Weeks

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

Update: Water Main Break Presents Further Challenges, One Area Remains Under Boil Advisory

Louisville Water Company crews have reached the broken section of a water main that burst on Monday night. There’s an eight-foot rupture in the four-foot-wide pipe near Floyd and Warnock streets. The company will have to move an embankment and close some lanes of Eastern Parkway to make the repairs, and it could be a… Continue reading Update: Water Main Break Presents Further Challenges, One Area Remains Under Boil Advisory

Boil Advisory Lifted for Many Residents

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

Broken Water Main Inspection Begins, Boil Advisory to Last Until Evening

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