Hydrating the Community at Local Events

There’s never a problem finding something to do in Louisville during the summer and chances are very good that you’ll find Louisville Water there keeping the community hydrated. It’s especially important during sizzling summer days like Saturday when the heat index hovered around 100 degrees.

Louisville Pure Tap® was flowing at Louisville Free Public Library’s “Greatest Day of Play”, the Kentucky Craft Bash, and Riverview Independence Festival. Our team was spread out from the east end to downtown to the southwest part of the county!

Tapper summer events - LibraryTapper helped kick things off in the morning at the Northeast Regional Library where families enjoyed countless activities including water games, bubbles, hula hoops, a cardboard box city, and checking out their favorite books. Children were thrilled to see Tapper and Tapper was thrilled to see everyone drinking lots of Pure Tap to try to stay cool. Many people brought their own reusable bottles and we know people were taking the message to hydrate seriously because Louisville Water’s team refilled the coolers a few times.

“The heat definitely highlights the importance of the work we do,” said Community Relations Supervisor Kayla Hanak. “At these community events, people are desperate for a cool drink of water, and we’re proud to be able to provide that. Guests are always so appreciative and complimentary of the water and the service we provide.”

KY Craft BashHanak and other team members kept the coolers stocked with ice-cold Pure Tap at the Kentucky Guild of Brewers Craft Bash at Waterfront Park. The festival featured dozens of local breweries, so when you’re adding alcohol into the mix with upper 90-degree temperatures, health and safety are paramount.

“We never have to encourage people to visit our tent,” said Communications Specialist Kathleen Speicher. “People are genuinely grateful that we’re there and thanking us for keeping them safe and hydrated. I never get tired of seeing repeat customers, especially those who bring their own Pure Tap bottles! It speaks to how much our community appreciates Louisville Water.”

Ginny working the water tentDespite the heat, the Riverview Independence Festival drew a big crowd to Riverview Park in PRP. Louisville Water helped quench everyone’s thirst as they enjoyed food, listened to live music, and waited for the fireworks.

Temperatures are back on the rise this week, so remember to drink plenty of water and celebrate safely this holiday weekend!

Find the Pure Tap team at these upcoming events:

  • July 10 from noon – 2 p.m. Read, Sip, Play at Riverview Park’s sprayground (Children receive a free book courtesy of the Addie & Baylor Kirchgessner Foundation)
  • July 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cultural Pass Day at Louisville Water Tower
  • July 13 from noon – 4 p.m. South Points Buy Local Fair at Iroquois Amphitheater
  • July 13 from 2-6 p.m. Alberta O. Jones Park Day

Feel free to bring your own Pure Tap or other reusable bottle!