Louisville Water and community partners to reveal total number of single-use plastic bottles saved from the landfill
As a major contributor of the area’s effort to reduce the need for or use of single-use plastics, Louisville Water Company is bringing attention to Earth Day with a month-long celebration.
Throughout April, Louisville Water will leverage WHAS 11 Kentucky Derby Festival’s exclusive coverage to highlight a series of segments that cover topics ranging from Louisville Water’s award-winning Louisville pure tap®, the value of access to clean, high-quality water, and how community partners are making a big impact. The company will also feature a variety of digital content and social media giveaways as well as pop-up reusable bottle giveaways locations as part of the celebration. In addition to this programming, this Earth Day, Louisville Water will announce the total number of plastic bottles that the community has saved from the landfill since the inception of bottle-refill stations at partner locations –think millions!
“We are thrilled to celebrate our planet, the incredible partners who make water easily accessible to residents and visitors, and our collective effort to make a meaningful impact for the generations ahead of us,” said Kelley Dearing Smith, Vice President of Communications & Marketing at Louisville Water. “Earth Month is a perfect opportunity to highlight Louisville Water’s investment and focus in giving everyone access to high-quality drinking water.”
The ‘big’ announcement on Earth Day, April 22, will include the total number of plastic bottles saved due to the installment of bottle-refill stations around Louisville. Located across the community at locations such as the Frazier History Museum, the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, and the Louisville Zoo, the touchless bottle-refill stations have been especially important in the COVID-19 pandemic, making it easy and convenient to safely fill up a bottle or glass. Louisville Water’s first partner for bottle-refill stations with a message was the University of Louisville in 2011. Today, there are 14 partners, nearly 75 units, and all bottle-refill stations include an education message on the quality and value of Louisville’s drinking water.
Catch Louisville Water’s Earth Month celebrations featured on WHAS 11, with guest appearances from Louisville’s favorite cup of water, Tapper, throughout the month and leading up to Thunder Over Louisville on April 17. For all our Earth Month activities, visit LouisvilleWater.com and follow us on social.