Louisville Water celebrates 160 years

Louisville Water held a virtual toast celebrating its 160th-anniversary of providing high-quality drinking water to Kentuckians. Since 1860, Louisville Water Company has provided great water and customer service to the Louisville area.

Several local organizations and businesses joined in on the virtual toast including Louisville City FC, JCPS, Bourbon Women, C2 Strategic and Louisville Tourism.

Louisville Water Company began operations with only 512 customers 160 years ago and opened its 110-million-gallon Crescent Hill Reservoir a few years later in 1879. It has provided drinking water through tornadoes, floods and wars. In 1980, People Magazine named Louisville Water the best-tasting tap water in the U.S.

Today, Louisville Water delivers drinking water to nearly one million people through more than 4200 miles of water main. Several core Kentucky industries, including distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, say Louisville Water plays a vital role in their success.

Part of the 160th-anniversary celebration included a new section on Louisville Water’s website filled with historic information, timelines and fun facts. See it at louisvillewater.com/content/cheers-160-years.

— Rachel Nix

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