Louisville Water, county agree on merger pact

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Water rates will equalize in 2017 with those charged in Jefferson; debt to be erased

By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE — The 10-year marriage between Bullitt County and the Louisville Water Co. has ended.

But during that business partnership, 1,800 households and over 175 miles of public roads have seen municipal water service become available.

When LWC and the Kentucky Turnpike Water District merged on Aug. 11, 2000, there was a 10-year plan set up in the agreement.

The goal was to make water available to as many residents as possible and to upgrade the existing infrastructure.

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