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History of Great Water
Louisville Water Company provides safe, clean, great-tasting water to almost one million people.
Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant also receives the Phase IV Excellence in Water Treatment award. Both B.E. Payne and Crescent Hill now rank as two of the top 16 treatment plants in North America.
Riverbank Filtration Project named “Best Civil Engineering Project in the World.”
B.E. Payne Water Treatment Plant receives the Phase IV Excellence in Water Treatment award from the Partnership for Safe Water.
Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant phases gravel out of filtering process.
American Water Works Association names Louisville Pure Tap® as the “Best-tasting tap water in America.”
Louisville Water trademarks its drinking water as Louisville Pure Tap®
Anthracite coal is added to the sand and gravel filters.
U.S. Government calls Louisville’s water quality “unexcelled.”
Chlorine added as a disinfectant.
Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant opens and Louisvillians get “clear, wholesome” water.
Hermany designs the Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plan for six sand and gravel filters.
George Warren Fuller begins landmark experiments in filtration at Louisville Water.
Crescent Hill Reservoir opens to allow additional mud to settle from river water.
Chief Engineer Charles Hermany begins the quest for pure water by declaring his desire to filter Ohio River water.
Louisville Water Company, then known as “The Water Works,” first pumps water to 512 customers.