Aquifer Action Meeting
Co-Hosted by Protect Our Aquifer, Memphis Community Against Pollution, Black Millennials for Flint, and Sierra Club **Food will be provided!
The Memphis Sand Aquifer is our special source of water – Memphis is the only city in the US to rely 100% on groundwater. With people power, we’ve stopped a pipeline, landfills, and TVA wells from poisoning our water. Now, the latest science shows our protective clay layer is more like swiss cheese and modern water is sinking down, threatening our water with industrial pollution.
The University of Memphis-CAESER revealed the findings to a publicly funded $5M aquifer study in September 2023. The primary takeaways include: cancer-causing arsenic in the shallow aquifer near Davis Wellfield (38109), 20 new suspected breaches in the clay layer, and large amounts of low quality, “modern water” sinking into our wells.
This event aims to educate about these threats, who’s supposed to be protecting our water, and provide the community a space to voice ideas and/or concerns so we can move forward together to #ProtectOurAquifer!