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      June 2019 Public Meeting: Your Water, Your Research in Memphis


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      June 11, 2019

      Tuesday   5:30 PM

      1560 North Hollywood Street
      Memphis, Tennessee 38108

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      June 2019 Public Meeting: Your Water, Your Research

      Did you miss the first public meeting about the water study on April 8, 2019? Here's another chance to learn all about the safety of your drinking water! A large aquifer research project was launched with 1.05% of your MLGW water bill in late 2018. The Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research (CAESER) at the University of Memphis, part of the Herff College of Engineering, was awarded $1 million a year from Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) to study clay breaches in the Memphis aquifer and their impacts to water quality. CAESER will host two public forums per year to update the community on the research progress and findings. Videos from those public meetings will be posted on our YouTube channel. Childcare is AVAILABLE! Include in your registration if you will bring kids. Here's what to expect: 5:30 - 6:00 pm  Meet & Greet: Explore the room to meet researchers and view MAPS of the areas currently under investigation! 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Start presentation! a short video about the need for research on our water presentation about the aquifer system under our feet overview of the 5 projects we’ve started open question & answers This is meeting is of course, FREE! An RSVP is not required, but helps us make sure we get enough snacks, cookies and drinks! Make plans to join the second-ever meeting about our drinking water supply the research we're conducting to ensure it stays safe and CLEAN! For some background on the issue, check out this coverage: *Fox13: https://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/new-uofm-study-identifies-numerous-threats-to-our-water-supply/938238676 *Channel 24: https://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/local-i-team-5-year-5-million-study-being-done-on-memphis-aquifer/1909455268 *WMC 5: https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2019/04/08/study-state-memphis-drinking-water-be-discussed/ *Daily Memphian: https://dailymemphian.com/section/metrocity-of-memphis/article/4340/University-of-Memphis-begins-five-year-aquifer-research-project *Commercial Appeal: https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2019/04/08/memphis-sand-aquifer-contamination-drinking-water-safety-study/3401419002/

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