Small Business Equity Program

Everyday, Louisville Water Company delivers millions of gallons of drinking water and as we do this, we also create jobs and opportunities for hundreds of large and small businesses.

We are looking for suppliers and contractors who can deliver great quality work.

If you are a small business, we want to work with you.

Louisville Water’s Small Business Equity (SBE) program promotes economic opportunity in the Louisville market area and recognizes the importance of small businesses.

We encourage small businesses to apply to become a qualified Louisville Water SBE program member.

Louisville Water is committed to reflecting the needs of our customers in our spending. We seek to increase the number of small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses in our purchasing network.


Small Business Equity (SBE) program members will enjoy a few benefits:

  • Only Louisville Water SBE program members can bid on certain Louisville Water projects. Our SBE program generally includes bidding on construction, professional services, or general services contracts for more than $30,000 but less than $250,000 (this is commonly referred to as a sheltered market program).
  • The opportunity to work with Louisville Water on projects that are less than $30,000. In this case, bids are not required, and Louisville Water employees can work directly with SBE program members.
  • The opportunity to participate in large-scale projects. SBE program members may participate in all Louisville Water bid opportunities where they meet the requirements as indicated in the bid.

To get started, fill out our SBE Program Member application.

To sign up for virtual information workshops click here.

To register for bid notifications of construction related projects click here.


For all other project types: