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Louisville WaterWorks Museum celebrates first anniversary

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Photo courtesy of Kelley Dearing-Smith Photo courtesy of Kelley Dearing-Smith
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Many people say Louisville is known for it's great tasting water, and Sunday the history of that water was celebrated.

The Louisville WaterWorks Museum opened to the public one year ago. 

It includes the city's original pumping station that dates back to 1860. 

Since opening a year ago, more than 32,000 people have walked through its doors. 

The museum was built with education at the forefront and to show how valuable water truly is.  

"Safe drinking water makes it possible for you to have things in your home, for you to go to work, for a hospital, for a school to operate," Kelley Dearing-Smith with Louisville Water said. "So its really important to talk about the value of what we do and to actually see what we do."

 Not only do people get  a history lesson at the museum, but they actually see hundreds of millions of gallons of water being pumped from the Ohio River. 

The museum is open weekly, Wednesday through Sunday. 

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