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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]