Scientists ensure quality and safety of drinking water

Scientists ensure quality and safety of drinking water
December 5, 2017

The unfortunate situation in Flint, MI reminded people of water’s role in public health and the importance it plays in our daily lives.  We are fortunate to have a source, the Ohio River, that is naturally less corrosive than a lot of other water supplies. In addition, the scientists at Louisville Water are vigilant in monitoring water quality from the Ohio River through the treatment processes and distribution system to the customers’ taps. “Louisville finished water is chemically and biologically stable,” said Dr. Rengao Song, Manager of Water Quality and Research.  Louisville’s drinking water meets all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for lead under the Lead and Copper Rule.  “Our water is free of lead as it leaves the treatment plants,” said Emily Fritz, Scientist.  Every day, our water quality scientists conduct more than 200 tests in their EPA certified laboratory to ensure the quality and safety of our drinking water.

We produce the Annual Water Quality Report  to inform customers about monitoring results and the quality of their drinking water. This annual water quality report, also called the Consumer Confidence Report, is prepared in accordance with the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act Amendment. Our tap water surpasses the EPA’s strict health standards and it tastes so good we gave it a name – Louisville pure tap®. This report is mailed to our customers every year by July 1.

Learn more about how Louisville Water ensures the quality of your drinking water: