One Water Initiative

The One Water Partnership is an innovative strategy between Louisville Water and Louisville MSD. Launched in 2012, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer envisioned a collaborative approach to identifying strategic customer service, operations, and money saving efficiencies.

The organizations leverage a Comprehensive InterLocal Agreement, approved by Kentucky's Attorney General, that allows certain functions of Louisville MSD and Louisville Water to come together. Using this model, Louisville Water and Louisville MSD keep their existing governing structures, however, can share certain services.





The One Water Partnership creates millions of dollars of shared services opportunities each year, but future opportunities exist for Louisville Water and MSD in revenue growth and efficiencies through innovation initiatives such as regionalization, advanced technology and new business opportunities. 


One Water Partnership Board Members     

JT Sims - OW Board Chair (Louisville MSD Board Member)
William E. Summers, IV - OW Board Vice-Chair (Board of Water Works Member)
Ellen Hesen - OW Board Member (Deputy Mayor, Louisville Metro)
Marita Willis - OW Board Member (Louisville MSD Board Member)
Dr. Sharon Kerrick - OW Board Member (Board of Water Works Chair)

One Water Advisory Council (OWAC)

The One Water Advisory Council (OWAC) meets twice a month and guides the One Water efforts. It is comprised of both Executive Leadership Team members and employees from both Louisville Water and MSD. The OWAC encourages peer to peer relationships and continuous knowledge sharing between the organizations. 

One Water Partnership Contact
Shannon L. Tivitt
One Water Project Liaison Director
Phone: 502.569.3643 sends e-mail)     


For more information on the partnership, see the One Water Partnership FAQs