Boo! It's a Trick-or-Treatment Zombie Spectacular

At Louisville Water, spooks, zombies and ghouls took over the grounds of the Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant.
Boo! It's a Trick-or-Treatment Zombie Spectacular
This past week, Lousiville Water hosted its first-ever Trick or Treatment event at the historic 1879 Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant.

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Oh, the creepiness of a good Halloween event. There’s something about a crisp fall night mixed with wispy spiderwebs and bloody zombies that sends a pleasurable little thrill down our spines. And when those spooks and villains inhabit a water treatment plant? Well, really, could it get any better?

This past week, Lousiville Water hosted its first-ever Trick or Treatment event at the historic 1879 Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant. The plant, with its limestone walls and old valves, was the perfect setting for a little spooky entertainment. The Louisville Water staff transformed the building into family-friendly spooktacular setting, complete with a mad-scientist laboratory, a mummy-guided tour of the reservoir and more.

More than 500 adults and costume-clad children attended the event, which was also a good chance for Louisville Water to educate its customers about tap water and the water treatment process.

“Engineers and scientists served as tour guides to a continuous flow of superheroes, witches and zombies marching through the halls,” says Christy Ray, public relations specialist at Louisville Water.

Ray says plant employees were able to talk about the facility’s award-winning water — branded as “pure tap” — which recently received a Phase IV Excellence in Water Treatment award from the Partnership for Safe Water. Tour guides also spoke about the utility’s switch from gaseous to aqueous ammonia and escorted visitors on a behind-the-scenes tour of the plant’s laboratory, control room and filter gallery.

Other activities included:

  • Frankenstein’s laboratory complete with slimy, squishy body parts to feel
  • A good witch who read children stories
  • A visit from Tapper, Louisville Water’s mascot
  • A “bloody” handprint-making station

And of course, after all that excitement, there had to be beverages. Water, of course. Spooky, fruit-infused, “pure tap” for everyone.

This week, the plant is back to normal — the zombies are gone, the spooks have retired to their dark haunts and the goblins have disappeared to their underground realms. But chances are, they'll be back next year, promoting tap water and showing off the dark side of water treatment.


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