Flowing with Excitement
Louisville owes its birth to water. It was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark at the Falls of the Ohio because of the abundant supply of clean water. In 1860 Louisville Water, then referred to as Water Works, pumped its first gallon of water pulled from the Ohio River to 512 customers. Today, more than 150 years later, Louisville Water continues to supply fresh water to its 850,000 customers. Louisville Water Tower Park is the site of the first Pump Station, personally chosen as the location by then Chief Engineer Theodore Scowden.Renovated in 2013-2014 by Louisville Water, Louisville Water Tower Park is now home to the WaterWorks Museum and beautifully showcases the restored Classical Revival style architecture of the early years. The venue is open for school and special interest group tours, meetings and wedding rentals. Located on the banks of the Ohio River, it is an ideal and sought after location.Visit WaterWorks Museum today and see for yourself why more than 30,000 visitors from 34 states and seven countries toured and/or rented the facility duirng our first year.