Protecting our aquifer: Who’s in charge?

By , Guest Columnist Published: April 23, 2019 4:27 PM CT
<strong>Protect Our Aquifer was organized in 2016 to support the Sierra Club&rsquo;s appeal of TVA&rsquo;s cooling water wells that tapped our drinking water aquifer. Today, it fights to keep Memphis' drinking water safe.</strong> (Submitted)

Protect Our Aquifer was organized in 2016 to support the Sierra Club’s appeal of TVA’s cooling water wells that tapped our drinking water aquifer. Today, it fights to keep Memphis' drinking water safe. (Submitted)

Guest Columnist

Ward Archer

Ward Archer is founder and president of Protect Our Aquifer. He serves on the advisory board of the Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research at the University of Memphis and served on former governor Bill Haslam's TN H20 initiative. He is a graduate of Rhodes College.

We are one of the largest communities in the United States that depends solely on groundwater for our drinking water. It’s imperative that we become better stewards of this ground and these waters on which we so depend.

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MLGW Protect Our Aquifer Sierra Club TVA

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