LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Starting in November, the Louisville Water Company will begin a three year project to replace one of the company's oldest water mains.
The water main under Eastern Parkway was built in the 1920s is no stranger to problems. In 2011, the water main broke causing 70 million gallons of water to spill. Most recently, it burst again in 2014, causing water to pour over Tyler Park.
"It really really needs to be repaired," Louisville Water Company spokeswoman Kelly Dearing Smith said. "We've had three very large breaks in the past five years. We used robotic technology to inspect the pipe and what we found led us to what we're doing."