The Memphis Sand Aquifer – Four Inconvenient Truths

The city of Memphis, and many residents in North Mississippi and parts of Arkansas are blessed to get their water from the Memphis Sand Aquifer (MSA). This water is without question one of the best, cleanest, and most delicious tasting in the world. Scientists estimate the aquifer holds as much as 100 trillion gallons of water, which is essentially equal to Lake Erie. People in Memphis love their water. The…

What Makes One Water Better? Memphis Aquifer Versus Youngstown Meander!

I was recently asked whether the water in my adopted hometown of Memphis, TN, or that of my birthplace, Youngstown, Ohio was better. As it turns out, both municipalities deliver safe, clean drinking water. However, there are differences that lead to a different end product, different threats to the source water, and different taste. This comparison question is a good one because these two water products are vastly different. Let’s…

Memphis Most Important Water – Not The Aquifer!

I hope that you global water ambassadors will follow along with the Memphis developments that I have been writing about. While Memphis is local to me, the successes and failures in this city will provide much insight into how America should deal with water going forward. Consider again the incessant furor over the Memphis Sand Aquifer (MSA). Activists want to protect it, industry wants to use it, politicians want to…