Basin Companies Use Water Rescue Services to Cut Down on Water Used in Fracking 2/4/14
CBS 7 Staff
February 4, 2014
MIDLAND-Fasken Oil and Ranch is cutting down on the amount of water used for fracking.
They brought in Water Rescue Services to recycle the reduced and flowback water when fracking instead of using more fresh water.
President of Water Rescue Wes Williams says they use 100 percent flowback water on the site we visited in Midland County.
"By utilizing Water Rescue Services’ recycled water, they're saving 10 million gallons of water,” Williams said.
Water that doesn't get recycled after fracking is generally thrown away and never used again.
Williams says what would normally take 100 trucks of fresh water can be accomplished using just five trucks, recycling the water.
So far, they have recycled 3.3 million barrels of water. There are 42 gallons of water in each barrel.
Water Rescue Services is also operating in the Eagle Ford (South Texas/San Antonio area) and the Marcellus (Pennsylvania).
The company fracking in the Marcellus is based in Houston. Previously they've operated in the Barnett Shale and are returning to certain areas in Colorado and North Dakota in the next few weeks.