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Louisville Water Company to Provide More Water to North Nelson Water District

Wednesday September 23, 2009

The North Nelson Water District Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved a proposal that will allow Louisville Water Company (LWC) to supply drinking water to the District for the next 50 years.

LWC already supplies 300,000 gallons of water daily to North Nelson through a wholesale contract. The new agreement calls for North Nelson to purchase a minimum of 500,000 gallons a day beginning in 2011 and then 750,000 gallons a day by 2016. 

In addition, LWC and North Nelson District are working together to fund improvements including a 16-inch water line and booster pump station along Kentucky 245 in Clermont. The project will also make water available to an area in Bullitt County that is currently not served with a public water supply.  Click here to see a map of the planned improvements.

“The addition of a new 16-inch main and the additional water supply from Louisville Water Company will give the District greater flexibility in providing drinking water to its customers and greatly improve the overall dependability of the system,” said North Nelson Water District Chairman, Bob Robinson.

LWC’s Board of Water Works approved the agreement at its September meeting. The infrastructure improvements will be complete by December, 2010.

“LWC is pleased to bring a regional water supply to Bullitt and Nelson Counties, areas that have seen rapid growth in recent years,” said Greg Heitzman, President and CEO of LWC.  “Louisville has a tremendous asset with the Ohio River.  This partnership with the North Nelson Water District will allow us to share this abundant resource with residents and businesses for the next half century.”