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…

Memphis TVA Plant Versus Memphis Sand Aquifer

As the Tennessee Valley Authority considers where to get the water needed to cool its new combined cycle energy plant in Memphis, TN, Environmentalists are up in arms. They have several concerns. They believe that the 2,400 gallon per minute/3.5 million gallon per day water need will deplete drinking water from the Memphis Sand Aquifer (MSA) They worry that drilling for water will damage the clay layer that encases, maintains and…