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.

Protect Our Aquifer, a nonprofit citizen group, supports the protection, conservation and management of the Memphis Sand Aquifer.

Timeline of our challenge to TVA’s cooling water wells

Our objectives

  1. Raise public awareness of the Memphis Sand Aquifer and its value to the community.
  2. To provide public oversight of TVA’s Remedial Investigation Work Plan to prove their new wells are safe and will not contaminate the Memphis Sand Aquifer.
  3. Strengthen the Shelby County Groundwater Control Ordinance with improved well permitting rules and overall management of the aquifer within Shelby County, including public notice, participation, and mandatory Board review of all industrial well permits.

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Ward Archer
President

Jason Farmer

Mark Fleischer

Robert Gurley

Jim Kovarik

Jimmy Lewis
Treasurer

Greg Maxted

Hite McLean

Jenna Stonecipher
Secretary

Peggy Turley