Once again, Memphis drinking water deemed safe

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) There have been recent concerns about Memphis’ drinking water, from a toxic coal ash pond to other toxins seeping into the ground and threatening the aquifer.

Tuesday night, University of Memphis researchers met with people to share initial results from a multi-million-dollar study about the safety of the water we drink.

About 100 people showed up and learned our tap water is still safe despite multiple breaches at places of the aquifer.

Researchers say ongoing study will not only help find but also stop water contamination.

Yes, the water is safe to drink. You can turn on your faucet and get all the water you want. We are trying to be proactive in order to protect our aquifer from any further contamination and that’s what we’re trying to do here, said Dr. Brian Waldron.

The aquifer study will be funded for another 5 years, with the help of researchers from all over the world.

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