Louisville is where modern water filtration began

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In 1895, Louisville Water began years of experiments to achieve pure drinking water from the muddy Ohio River. The morning of March 1, 2017, a Kentucky Historical Marker will be dedicated to celebrate the site where modern water filtration began. The laboratory and wooden buildings put up near Louisville's Water Tower is where they tested filter designs that would become the foundation for water utilities around the country, and the rest of the world.

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