July 21, 2009

100 Years of Good Tap Water.

Reservoir Gate House

The Louisville Water Company Filtration Plant will celebrate its 100th anniversary Tuesday, July 21, 2009 with a public event held at the Old Gate House on Reservoir Avenue from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The LWC was a pioneer leading the nation to supply clean drinking water to her citizens.

Chief Engineer Charles Hermany was frustrated at the lack of a "pure supply". He built the reservoir to allow the sediment to settle but the finished product still contained small pieces of dirt. Old annual reports mention that customers had to let a cup of water sit so the sediment would settle to the bottom! (LWC.com)

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