Consolidated utility boards will save local residents $9 million this year

Consolidated utility boards will save local residents $9 million this year

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The combination of two Louisville utilities will save taxpayers more than $9 million this year.

Mayor Greg Fischer said Monday the collaboration between Metro Sewer District and the Louisville Water Company will save the taxpayers $9.3 million this year alone.

They've combined elements of the two agencies to increase efficiency and improve services.

"It means we're trying to keep costs as low as we can," Louisville Water Company spokeswoman Kelley Dearing Smith said. "Rate increases won't be up so high ... We're trying to make our job more efficient at LWC and MSD."

Fischer's initiative is called One Water and has been in the works for a few years.

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