Shelby water rights bill on hold with Health Department changes pending

By , Daily Memphian Published: March 05, 2020 4:05 AM CT

Legislation designed to reduce Shelby County’s control over landowners’ drilling of water wells – a move some believe could threaten the Memphis Sands Aquifer – is being put off for at least a year.

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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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