Louisville Water Company receives engineering award - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Louisville Water Company receives engineering award

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB Fox 41) -- The Louisville Water Company has received a civil engineering award for its Riverbank Filtration Tunnel and Pump Station.

The American Society of Civil Engineers picked the Louisville project over others in Washington, D.C., South Korea, and elsewhere.  It's designed to showcase "superior civil engineering skills and represent a significant contribution to civil engineering progress and society," according to a news release.

The Louisville project won over the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Incheon Bridge Project in South Korea, the Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir Rebuild Project in Annapolis, Missouri, and the Washington Dulles International Airport Main Terminal Station in Washington, D.C.

It's the first water utility anywhere in the world to combine a gravity tunnel with wells to provide drinking water.  It can pump up to 70 million gallons of water a day, and is considered "green," as the water needs less treatment and is considered safer.  It took three years to construct and cost $55 million.

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