Memphis clears key hurdle in water rights dispute

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 10, 2020 2:06 PM CT | Published: November 10, 2020 2:06 PM CT
<strong>Water pumped from the Memphis Sand aquifer runs through layers of koke stones in one of the aerators at MLGW's Sheahan pumping station.&nbsp;The Memphis Sand or Sparta Sand are different names for the portion of the Middle Claiborne Aquifer from which Memphis draws its drinking water</strong>. (Daily Memphian file)

Water pumped from the Memphis Sand aquifer runs through layers of koke stones in one of the aerators at MLGW's Sheahan pumping station. The Memphis Sand or Sparta Sand are different names for the portion of the Middle Claiborne Aquifer from which Memphis draws its drinking water. (Daily Memphian file)

There may be light at the end of the tunnel in Mississippi’s long-running challenge of Memphis’ right to withdraw water from Middle Claiborne Aquifer. 

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water rights dispute Mississippi vs. Tennessee U.S. Supreme Court Middle Claiborne Aquifer Memphis Light Gas & Water drinking water supply
Wayne Risher

Wayne Risher

Business news reporter, 43-year veteran of print journalism, 35-year resident of Memphis, University of Georgia alumnus and proud father and spouse of University of Memphis graduates.


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