Incubating A Future Water Apocalypse!

To say that America has neglected its infrastructure is a monumental understatement. All across the fruited plane our roads are falling apart, bridges are collapsing, electrical service is aging, our parks are greatly neglected, and our woodlands are burning down. However, the worst of our neglect, the 50-year neglect of our water resources has brought us face-to-face with a potential apocalypse, that unlike the contrived nonsense of climate change and…

Can Storm-Water Be Used To Recharge our Aquifers?

This is a great question with several different ramifications and conditions. The question illuminates the reality that the world gets a voluminous amount of water from rain, which runs all over the place as what we call storm water. In most geographies the majority of our rain/stormwater winds up flowing to streams, rivers and lakes, and eventually out to our oceans or into the atmosphere by way of evaporation. For…

Dumping Industrial Waste Water into an Aquifer!

Here in Memphis a local company is petitioning to be allowed to inject partially treated waste-water into the Memphis Sand Aquifer (MSA), which delivers one of the best drinking waters in the world. A lot of folks are up in arms and on the surface it would seem for good reason. To most, the thought of purposely contaminating a drinking water aquifer with partially treated industrial waste-water seems too bizarre…