Millions of gallons of water flooded empty buildings during extreme winter weather

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 10, 2023 3:35 PM CT | Published: January 10, 2023 3:35 PM CT

MLGW president and CEO Doug McGowen said Tuesday that the utility had to double the amount of water it pumped from the Memphis Aquifer because of fire protection systems and water mains breaking. 


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Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.


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