Cleaner Water Ahead for Memphis Riverfront

A long-awaited environmental project is about to make the Mississippi River at Memphis cleaner and safer.  M.C. Stiles Wastewater Treatment Facility, which discharges into the River about 1/4-mile upstream from Mud Island and Greenbelt Park, will disinfect its wastewater discharges.

Photo by Alan Spearman
The Commercial Appeal reported that peracetic acid, a chemical used in the food industry and in treatment plants in Europe, will be used to clean the city's wastewater, that installation is expected to cost $5-7M, and the project to bring the facility into compliance with State regulations should be completed in less than a year.