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Ward-Pugh attends disaster training session for Metro Employees by WaterStep

Wednesday August 21, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) will attend the next training session for Metro Employees on the use of the WaterStep Disaster Relief Water System.

The training is set for Thursday, August 22nd from 9:00am until 1:00pm.

“Every city must prepare for any and all kinds of disasters. If such a disaster should happen, clean drinkable water will be in huge demand and it is important that everyone know how to respond,” says Ward-Pugh.

WaterStep has planned three training sessions for Metro employees in how to use the system which involves deploying and assembling the new equipment and adding water from a municipal source.

Louisville Metro Emergency Management Agency/ MetroSafe employees were the first trained on August 8th. Metro Corrections employees will be next on Thursday. Then in the fall, employees with Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services will receive training.

The training is set to take place at WaterStep’s Headquarters, 625 Myrtle Street in Louisville.

“Once again, WaterStep is not only taking care to promote healthy drinking water to the global community but has now created an innovative way we here at home can handle things in the event of an emergency,” says Ward-Pugh.

For more information, contact Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s office at 574-1109. You can also contact WaterStep at 502-568-5342 or visit

Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9