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…

National Groundwater Association Convention – Vegas Epilog

Just a brief recap here for those of you interested in groundwater. The NGWA association is the most potent group for promoting and educating on the topic of groundwater. I made some great contacts here for my work with my new corporation, Glanris, but came away with a few things standing out in my mind.

Aquifer Contamination. Natural and Unpreventable!

Here in Memphis, environmental fanatics are doing everything possible to prevent the TVA from using aquifer water to cool a new combined cycle energy plant. The contention is that the water level depression caused by the minuscule TVA pumps will allow other water to be drawn into the aquifer to fill the void. Scientifically, this is a valid concern, albeit it a harmless one. Gravity guarantees that this phenomenon will…