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LouisvilleWater.com Newsroom - 2012 Archive


12/10/2012
Louisville Water President & CEO Greg Heitzman to Step Down May 1
Board of Water Works begins search for new leadership.

11/20/2012
Board of Water Works Approves 2013 Budget
Focus on high-quality water and water innovation continues.

11/16/2012
Louisville Water’s “Pure Tap” Campaign Receives National Recognition
“Growing Blue Award” recognizes efforts to raise awareness about links between water, the economy and society.

10/16/2012
Louisville Water Introduces “Out of the Archives”
A digital collection of archival photos and stories shared In monthly features.

9/20/2012
Bernheim Forest and Louisville Water Improve Hike Bike Trail
A water main extension turns into a unique partnership.

9/7/2012
If Water Conference held at IdeaFestival
IF Water conference held in conjunction with IdeaFestival

8/24/2012
Louisville Water Plans Interior Restoration of Historic Pumping Station
Plans include development of the Louisville Water Works Museum.

8/22/2012
On Site Chlorine Generation for BE Payne Plant
Louisville Water will produce its own supply of chlorine at its Prospect plant.

7/31/2012
Louisville Water Explores Water at the Zoo
The Louisville Zoo and Louisville Water present “Water Wows” on August 4 and 5 to explore water’s importance to us and to life on planet earth.

7/23/2012
Louisville Water Scientists and Plant Operators Responding to Drought Conditions
Water treatment strategies and plant improvements effectively remove musty or earthy taste and smell in the drinking water.

7/10/2012
Louisville pure tap Wins Taste Test Challenge Again
Louisville Water’s pure tap® Named “Best Tasting Tap Water” in Kentucky and Tennessee.

6/29/2012
Louisville Water Prepared to Meet Community Water Needs
As the Louisville Metro area enters a record period of 100-degree temperatures, Louisville Water is well prepared to meet the water needs of the community.

5/25/2012
Louisville Water and Hardin County Water District No. 1 Expand Partnership
Louisville Water and Hardin County Water District No.1 have approved a purchase agreement that will give the Hardin County/Fort Knox region an additional water supply for decades to come.

5/16/2012
Louisville Utility and Public Works Advisory Group Offers Recommendations
The Advisory Group’s recommendations include inter-local agreements in the short term and then a consolidation of MSD and Louisville Water within 5 years.

5/11/2012
Date Set for 2012 Louisville pure tap 5K and Louisville Half Marathon
Louisville Sports Commission and Louisville Water Set Date for Louisville pure tap 5K and Louisville Half Marathon

5/8/2012
LWC celebrates drinking water week 2012
Louisville Water Company to celebrate Drinking Water Week on May 11 at corporate headquarters

4/26/2012
Louisville Water Customers Receive Water Quality Report
Louisville Water met the strict health requirements established by the EPA.

4/17/2012
Louisville Water Releases 2011 Annual Report
Louisville Water's 2011 Annual Report is now available online.

3/21/2012
Enjoy Louisville pure tap® on World Water Day
Louisville Water celebrates “World Water Day” on March 22 and invites the community to take a moment and focus on the importance of safe drinking water.

2/29/2012
Louisville Water Company Receives Build Kentucky Award for Restoration of Pumping Station
Preserving a National Historic Landmark

2/3/2012
Smile Kentucky 2012
A Million Dollar Smile Smile Kentucky! marks 10 years of improving children’s dental health with over $1 Million in Free Treatment

1/25/2012
Louisville Water Plans Interior Restoration of Historic Pumping Station
Plans Include Development of the “Water Works” Museum

1/6/2012
Louisville Water’s Research Benefits National Water Quality Efforts
Research conducted in 2011 by Louisville Water scientists is drawing national attention as the company’s discoveries reduce hexavalent chromium (Cr6) to trace amounts, less than 0.1 part per billion. While the Total Chromium levels in Louisville’s drinking water have always been 90% below the federal regulatory level, there are currently no standards for Cr6. Chromium is naturally occurring and exists in two forms: chromium 3 and chromium 6. Chromium 3 is important for balanced health. Studies have shown Cr6 can be carcinogenic if inhaled. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awaiting scientific-based studies to see at what level, if any, Cr6 poses a health concern if ingested.