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We’re known for our innovative approach in maintaining the network of pipes that deliver water. Louisville Water’s program to maintain over 4,200 miles of water main is considered a national model. If you’re locating a business or a large facility in the Louisville area, chances are we’ve already got the infrastructure in place to reliably deliver all the water you’ll need.

Protecting the community and your investment is also a daily focus. With flow rates up to thousands of gallons of water per minute, we provide some of the most robust fire protection for industrial and commercial sites in the nation.

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In Louisville, water is the natural resource that never runs out. Up to 75 billion gallons of water in the Ohio River flows by Louisville every day. On average, Louisville Water produces 127 million gallons of drinking water daily, which takes far less than 1% of the water that flows by us each day. Louisville is fortunate to have an abundant water source and Louisville Water has capacity. In fact, we have the ability to double our daily production almost instantly.

Quality that’s among the highest in the nation – at rates that are among the lowest

Public health is at the core Louisville Water’s mission. Louisville’s water quality consistently ranks among the purest in the country – in the Top 10 for outstanding quality, and at the top for taste. Both of Louisville Water’s treatment facilities are considered best in class for producing high-quality water – a distinction that only 14 water utilities nationwide have achieved.

Louisville Water has rich history of Innovation; filtration methods were pioneered here in the late 1800s. In 2001, we were the first in the world to combine a tunnel and collector well system as a source for a superior supply of drinking water. Louisville Water has several national and international awards and recognition from the American Water Works Association and the Partnership for Safe Drinking Water.

Louisvillians can be elitists when it comes to tap water. In fact, the water supply is so good, it has a name – Louisville Pure Tap®. Louisville Water was the first – and to date, the only – water utility to trademark tap water. Louisville Pure Tap is proudly served at board meetings, festivals, sporting events, concerts, and many other places.


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