Cleveland Water honors engineer who also helped build our system

Cleveland Water celebrated their 165th anniversary in September by honoring Theodore Scowden, the engineer behind their first water system. They even named a street after him — Scowden Way — at the location where Cleveland’s water system began.

Scowden also played a major role in Louisville Water’s beginnings. He came from Cleveland to Louisville in 1857 to help build our system and even created the Louisville Water Tower to fulfill his vision that our facilities would be “the most elegant for water works in the country.” Scowden and his assistant, Charles Hermany, also created innovative water treatment systems.

President & CEO Spencer Bruce sent a short video to Cleveland Water to congratulate them on their anniversary and honor Scowden’s contributions to both water works.