Friday, July 06, 2012
Ah! The Water!
Drinking some Memphis water is #164 on the I Love Memphis blog list of 365 things to do in Memphis, and it's an easy one since I do it several times a day. I have always heard our water is The Best because it comes from an aquifer which supplies clean and abundant water. There is a diagram here showing where this sand aquifer is located and telling some of the history of its formation.
I remember back when they fluoridated it, there was an uproar. Folks were all in a dither, and I recall there was talk of a communist plot. I remember the city accommodating the nay-sayers by providing access to spigots with unadulterated (with flouride, anyway) water where people could fill up containers to their hearts' content. My family just kept happily drinking it out of the tap. I wonder if those non-fluoridated water sources are still available.
jen-sized.net found some Memphis water in a fancy bottle.