A Multi-million Dollar Investment to Support Economic Development

We’re kicking off National Infrastructure Week with details about a major Louisville Water project south of Louisville.

On April 26, Bullitt County Judge Executive Jerry Summers and Louisville Water announced a $28 million investment in Bullitt County. Louisville Water will install four miles of large water main in the southeastern part of the county. The work is the first part of a multi-phased project to bring more than 11 million gallons of Louisville Water to communities in Bullitt, Nelson, Hardin, and Meade counties.

Bullitt Co. I-65 groundbreaking

The business sector along I-65 South continues to grow. Expansion with bourbon distillers, BlueOval SK, and supporting companies means there’s a need for additional water supply. Working with the water providers in Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, and Hardin counties, Louisville Water supports this growth with infrastructure that will deliver millions of gallons of water to the region.

Construction on the first phase begins this month and will take approximately a year and a half to complete. Part of the funding for the project in Bullitt County ($5 million) comes from an allocation from the General Assembly. In 2022, Louisville Water partnered with the city of Bardstown and Bullitt, Hardin, Meade, and Nelson counties to secure $35 million to support the anticipated growth in the region. Louisville Water will invest an additional $24.8 million from its capital program for regional water infrastructure.

Louisville Water’s work in the region is critical to support economic development. In addition to delivering water to all of Jefferson County, Louisville Water has contracts with water providers in Bullitt, Hardin, Nelson, Shelby, and Spencer counties. Every day, one in five Kentuckians rely on Louisville Water’s product.