Louisville Water Company http://wfpl.org en Crescent Hill Reservoir Walking Path Closed for Eight Weeks http://wfpl.org/post/crescent-hill-reservoir-walking-path-closed-eight-weeks <p>Starting today, the Crescent Hill Reservoir is temporarily closed to walkers and runners while the Louisville Water Company finishes restoration work on the reservoir’s historic gatehouse. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The project began in 2013.&nbsp;&nbsp; Spokeswoman Kelley </span>Dearing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Smith says the limestone staircase leading up to the reservoir is also being rehabilitated. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Gail Faustyn 9796 at http://wfpl.org Crescent Hill Reservoir Walking Path Closed for Eight Weeks Updated: Louisville Water Co., MSD to Immediately Start Sharing Some Services, Staff http://wfpl.org/post/updated-louisville-water-co-msd-immediately-start-sharing-some-services-staff <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Update 1:47 p.m.: A Little More</span></strong></p><p>Leaders of the Louisville Water Company and the Metropolitan Sewer District will begin a consolidation effort that could save nearly $100 million in expenses over the next 10 years.</p><p>Greg Heitzman, executive director of Metropolitan Sewer District, said a bulk of the saving will come from shared support services and attrition.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:28:09 +0000 Joseph Lord & Jacob Ryan 8511 at http://wfpl.org Updated: Louisville Water Co., MSD to Immediately Start Sharing Some Services, Staff Mayor Greg Fischer Asks Louisville Water Co. to Reduce Proposed 5 Percent Rate Hike http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-asks-louisville-water-co-reduce-proposed-5-percent-rate-hike <p>Mayor Greg Fischer is calling on the Louisville Water Co. to reconsider a proposed 5 percent rate increase set to take effect Jan. 1.</p><p>The water company's board discussed a possible hike last week citing a drop in consumption due to a cooler than expected summer. It would be the fourth consecutive year the company has increased its rates and would raise the average monthly bill by $1.</p><p>But Fischer says the utility company can find savings and make cuts to come up the difference rather than pass the cost on to customers.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:20:09 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7327 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Greg Fischer Asks Louisville Water Co. to Reduce Proposed 5 Percent Rate Hike New Louisville Water Co. President Discusses Possible Future Working With MSD http://wfpl.org/post/new-louisville-water-co-president-discusses-possible-future-working-msd <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Water Company has selected a new leader as the utility continues its exploration of a possible merger with the Metropolitan Sewer District.</span></p><p>Jim Brammell was unanimously named the water company’s chief executive &nbsp;on Thursday. His predecessor <a href="/post/heitzman-appointed-permanent-msd-director">Greg Heitzman&nbsp;was appointed in May to lead the Metropolitan Sewer District.</a></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:35:28 +0000 Joseph Lord 6249 at http://wfpl.org New Louisville Water Co. President Discusses Possible Future Working With MSD Historic Gatehouse at Crescent Hill Reservoir Open for Tours http://wfpl.org/post/historic-gatehouse-crescent-hill-reservoir-open-tours <p>Louisville Water Company is allowing a rare look inside one of its historic buildings.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Crescent Hill Reservoir gatehouse is <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/LWC/Calendar/13Walking+Wednesdays+at+Crescent+Hill+Gatehouse+and+Reservoir.htm">open for tours</a>, but just for a limited time.</p><p>The reservoir is a popular spot for runners and walkers, but most of the time the gatehouse is off-limits to the public.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 5954 at http://wfpl.org Historic Gatehouse at Crescent Hill Reservoir Open for Tours Boil Water Advisory Issued for Southwestern Louisville Neighborhood http://wfpl.org/post/boil-water-advisory-issued-southwestern-louisville-neighborhood <p><strong>Update 4:55 p.m. Thursday: </strong>The boil water advisory has been lifted.</p><p>So a Louisville Water Company contractor&nbsp;was working on a water main replacement and the main was cut, causing residents of the Windsor Forest neighborhood to lose water service.</p><p>With that, a boil water advisory has been issued Wednesday afternoon for the southwestern Louisville neighborhood "until water quality tests confirm the water is safe to drink." (See map for details on that area.)&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 21:22:29 +0000 Joseph Lord 5508 at http://wfpl.org Boil Water Advisory Issued for Southwestern Louisville Neighborhood Water Museum in the Works http://wfpl.org/post/water-museum-works <p></p><p>The Louisville Water Company will begin a $2.6 million renovation project this month to restore its original Pumping Station. The white building next to the iconic Water Tower on River Road,&nbsp;now on the National Historic Registry,&nbsp;was built in 1860 to house the city's original water works steam engines that pumped water from the Ohio River.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:36:10 +0000 Erin Keane 3317 at http://wfpl.org Water Museum in the Works CEO Says Proposed Innovation Center Could Make Louisville International Center of Water Research http://wfpl.org/post/ceo-says-proposed-innovation-center-could-make-louisville-international-center-water-research <p>Louisville Water Company officials say they’d like to build an international water innovation center in Louisville. The idea was presented today as part of a pre-Idea Festival conference focusing on water.</p><p><a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/LWC" target="_blank">Louisville Water Company </a>CEO Greg Heitzman says the idea makes sense in a place like Louisville.</p><p>“Essentially what it will do is bring water to the people,” he said. “So what we’re going to be doing is taking what we do inside of our water company box and opening that up to the public.”</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:14:40 +0000 Erica Peterson 1703 at http://wfpl.org CEO Says Proposed Innovation Center Could Make Louisville International Center of Water Research Consultants Predict Financial Benefits of Utility Collaboration http://wfpl.org/post/consultants-predict-financial-benefits-utility-collaboration <p>The task force studying potential collaborations between several Louisville utilities has one more week to finalize its recommendations to Mayor Greg Fischer. The group heard from a consultant today about some potential financial benefits to a merger.</p><p>The utility task force was assigned to analyze the services provided by Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Water and Metro Public Works and determine what functions could be consolidated. According to the consultants advising the group, there are numerous financial reasons for at least some type of collaboration.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 21:56:53 +0000 Erica Peterson 167 at http://wfpl.org Water Quality Report: Ten Percent of Taps Tested Show Elevated Lead Levels http://wfpl.org/post/water-quality-report-ten-percent-taps-tested-show-elevated-lead-levels <p>The Louisville area&rsquo;s tap water meets all federal standards, according to the <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/679E34E1-4557-4495-8EFD-98403FC896EE/0/CCR2012LRforweb.pdf" target="_blank">annual water quality report </a>released today by Louisville Water Company. But ten percent of the homes tested showed elevated levels of lead.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 70 at http://wfpl.org