Louisville Water Company Invents Pure Spout® Filter, an Immediate Solution to Protect Children and Reduce Risk for Lead to Enter Drinking Water

Louisville Water Company Invents Pure Spout® Filter, an Immediate Solution to Protect Children and Reduce Risk for Lead to Enter Drinking Water

Effective Solution is the next milestone in Louisville Water’s History in Innovation and Water Progress

LOUISVILLE, KY.—As one of the nation’s top drinking water utilities, Louisville Water Company’s leading priority is protecting public health by providing safe, high-quality drinking water. Now, Louisville Water has invented a product that protects water quality as it travels through aging plumbing in older buildings. The product, Pure Spout® is designed for a drinking water fountain and can reduce levels of lead that could enter the water through lead pipes and plumbing. Lead is not present in the drinking water when leaving the treatment plants; the risk for lead to enter the water comes as it moves through older pipes and plumbing fixtures in buildings. While efforts are ongoing across the United States to replace lead pipes, Pure Spout can reduce the risk with immediate remediation right at the drinking water fountain. Pure Spout is available through Blue Focus, LLC and the filtration system has already received national design recognition.

“Improving public health is at our core,” said Spencer Bruce, Louisville Water President and CEO. “Louisville Water pioneered modern-day water filtration and advancing the science of water is what we do every day. When looking at the risks of aging plumbing in buildings, especially schools, that impact water quality, we set off to create a solution to protect children, one of the most vulnerable populations to the risk of lead.”

“Every child deserves high-quality drinking water,” said Mark Campbell, Pure Spout Co-developer and water quality scientist. “Pure Spout’s filtration system offers schools a quick, low-cost and long-lasting solution that simply replaces the standard spout on drinking fountains. It offers an effective and easy-to-use mechanism to protect children.”

Pure Spout is sold and distributed through Blue Focus, LLC. The invention reflects the next step in Louisville Water’s unique and extensive history of innovation, dating back to the 1800s. From conducting landmark experiments in 1896 that set the foundation for modern-day water treatment, to having water that was deemed “so pure” by the U.S. government in 1917 that Camp Zachary Taylor was set up in Louisville to keep soldiers healthy before deployment, to being the first and only water utility to trademark tap water (Louisville Pure Tap®), to winning national tastes tests by the American Water Works Association, and to now having two of the top 19 water treatment plants in North America, Louisville Water pushes the boundaries of innovation to achieve progress.

“Pure Spout is another milestone in Louisville Water’s commitment to public health,” said Bruce. “I’m proud of the innovation to help ensure high-quality drinking water not just here in Louisville, but across the nation as Pure Spout expands its reach as the go-to remediation solution.”

To learn more about Pure Spout’s solution, visit the website here

About Louisville Water

Louisville Water began operations in 1860 as Kentucky’s first public drinking water provider and today the water is so good it has a trademarked name, Louisville Pure Tap®. Louisville Water delivers an average of 127 million gallons of drinking water daily to nearly one million people. Its treatment plants rank as 2 of the top 19 in North America for quality that excels, and the original structures are National Historic Landmarks.

About Pure Spout®

Pure Spout® is an award-winning water filtration solution with a mission to ensure clean, safe drinking water in communities across the nation. Pure Spout® offers a patented, replaceable filter that fits onto most drinking fountains. This product provides an immediate, cost-effective solution to reduce lead in drinking water and is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 53 for lead reduction by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).

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