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…

Water, Dead Dogs, And Our Failure To Launch!

A terrible news story hit the Memphis area this past week that involved two poor dogs that got sick and lost their lives after swimming in a pond in nearby Shelby Farms. This enrages me. Not because that water is toxic and polluted, but because people continue to be simpletons when it comes to water.