Louisville’s 2016 Budget for Water Main Restoration

Jan 13

Louisville’s 2016 Budget for Water Main Restoration

The Louisville Water Department has made important advancements in order to improve the functioning of the water systems. The current goal is to reduce the number of annual main breaks to less than 635 breaks per year. There are approximately 4,200 miles of water main in the system, ranging in size from six-inches in diameter to 60-inches.  Louisville Water will spend $21 million to inspect, repair and replace mains in its service area after the Board of Waterworks approved a $3 million increase in the money for infrastructure projects as part of the company’s 2016 budget. The estimated expense will be $12.4 million on the smaller pipes in the system and $8.9 million on the large transmission mains. For the larger mains, engineers will use robotic technology that moves through a main while it’s delivering water. Rates continue to be some of the lowest in the region. This year, the average price for a family using 5,000 gallons of water a month will be $23.77. This represents a 20-cent increase for each week or 80-cents a month. Louisville infrastructure dates back to 1860 and there is still one section of the original pipe in place. Louisville, SAVE THE DATE!! Perma-Liner Industries cordially invites you to the annual WWETT show! The Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show is happening on February 17th– 20th at the Indiana Convention Center.  You can expect to be well informed with hundreds of exhibits, educational sessions, entertainment, networking, and live demonstrations. Meet you there! Convention Center 100 South Capitol Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46225 U.S.A. This is the largest annual trade show of its kind, the WWETT Show attracts some 14,000 environmental service professionals and exhibitor personnel from 53 countries. Register now and...

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Louisville’s Museum of Waterworks!

Dec 18

Louisville’s Museum of Waterworks!

The Kentucky Historical Society has named Louisville Water’s Waterworks Museum project as a 2015 Outstanding Education/Exhibit Initiative for history. Louisville Water was one of six Kentucky organizations/businesses to receive the honor during the Society’s annual meeting.  The Kentucky Historical Society’s education awards go to programs that have shown evidence of educational and historical value, have benefitted the organization’s community, and have displayed viable community support through public participation. The Waterworks Museum highlights Louisville Water’s expansive archive of historic photographs (some dating back to 1860), films and memorabilia, and allows visitors to discover the company’s contributions through its innovations in science and engineering. Visitors can see original architectural drawings, pieces of original mains, meters and tools used to keep water flowing over the years, and a silent movie produced in 1938 showing the steam engines operating and mules cleaning out the reservoir. The museum also plays host to student field trips, utilizing a course of study aligned to Kentucky Common Core Standards. The entire site has been branded as “Louisville Water Tower Park” to highlight the more than 150-year connection between Louisville Water and the community. When you have a special event, why not think about hosting it at the museum?  The Tower Park has been fully renovated and offers various rental options and capacities, along with an awe-inspiring view. Louisville, Next month, The Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRWA) is hosting the 2016 Legislative Breakfast.  This will provide KRWA members the opportunity to meet with their legislators during the 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The breakfast will provide a forum to express your views on legislation affecting utilities and discuss the many accomplishments of your utility. It’s being held at Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort.  Also, coming soon: The 37th Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held in Louisville. Dates to be...

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