Protect Our Aquifer believes all of us are guardians of our most precious resource—water. In Shelby County, this means preserving and protecting the Memphis Sand Aquifer for the benefit of present and future generations.
 
 

Our Mission

We support the protection, conservation and management of the Memphis Sand Aquifer.

The mission of Protect Our Aquifer is guardianship of our most precious resource—water. In Shelby County, this means preserving and protecting the Memphis Sand Aquifer for the benefit of present and future generations.

 
 
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Our Objectives

1. Raise public awareness of the Memphis Sand Aquifer and its value to the community.

2. Act as a public watchdog for both new and existing contamination threats to the Memphis Sand Aquifer.

3. Continue to work with government and elected officials to achieve active management and monitoring of the Memphis Sand Aquifer in Shelby County.

 

IMPACT

 

$5 million
dollar study

Built community support for the City of Memphis to approve a $5 million aquifer study by CAESER at the University of Memphis.

Stopped
TVA wells

Led the community effort to successfully stop TVA from using their aquifer water wells to cool their new power plant, greatly reducing the threat of coal ash residue contamination in the aquifer.

Wolf River
Flood Plain

Actively engaged in opposing multiple applications to site construction landfills within the Wolf River Flood Plain that will endanger groundwater in Shelby County.

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There are a many ways to get involved in our mission.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

News, video, and info about the past, present and future of the Memphis Sand Aquifer.

Volunteer Opportunities

Join our list of volunteers and we will contact you when new opportunities are available.

Make a Contribution

Help us continue our work by making a contribution or requesting a yard sign.

 

With your support, we’ll stay the course until our mission is fulfilled.