Kick off this year's conference in Louisville by exploring one of two local facility tours that we'll be featuring, one focused on clean water and one on drinking water. We've developed these custom experiences to give you an insider's view (in addition to two credit hours). Sign up during registration, and we'll see you there!

Drinking Water Tour

Louisville Water’s Pumping Station and Treatment Facilities

Sunday, September 8, 1:00pm - 4:30pm (transportation included)

Since 1860 with just 500 customers, to the present day with over 850,000 Louisville Water has been supplying the city with drinking water. This pumping station and treatment plant provide most of the drinking water for Louisville, and portions of several other counties surrounding the city. Many changes and upgrades have occurred over the past 164 years. On the tour you will follow the path of water from the working pump stations to the reservoir and through the treatment process, ending at the filtration plant.

Clean Water Tour 

Floyds Fork Water Quality Treatment Center (FFWQTC)

Sunday, September 8, 1:00pm - 4:30pm (transportation included)

The FFWQTC began accepting flow in early 2001. This facility has allowed MSD to eliminate existing, neighborhood package treatment plants that had a history of operational problems as the infrastructure has expanded in the area east, west and north of the plant.

The plant is permitted to receive an average daily flow of 6.5 million gallons per day and has a peak hour capacity of 24 million gallons per day. Plant facilities process wastewater to tertiary-level standards, meaning at least 85 percent of its major pollutants are removed before being discharged into Floyds Fork Creek, a tributary to the Salt River. Processing of wasted biosolids are hauled to another Water Quality Treatment Center for dewatering and disposal. Floyds Fork is MSD’s showcase plant for educational tours. About 15 tours per year are conducted for local Middle School, High School and college students.