The year is 2009. Hydraulic fracture drilling is already well into it’s boom with continual increases in fracking sites and companies that cater to fracking needs, such as frac tanks, water supply, and industrial equipment. Congress meets in Washington D.C. and commissions an investigation and report to me commenced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The year is 2016. Currently, the EPA is one step closer to releasing their findings about fracking and its safety concerning drinking water in associated areas. So far, all the findings suggest that any contamination that happens close to fracking facilities are isolated incidences. There is a general assumption that if a fracking facility is in the vicinity all drinking water will be contaminated with wastewater or fracking fluid. In fact, according to The Washington Post, the EPA concludes the report draft stating, “‘We did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States,’ adding that while there had been isolated problems, those were ‘small compared to the number of hydraulically fractured wells.’”
The process the EPA used to make this conclusion was a five year process that involved analyzing data from fracking sites and frac tanks or storage and then testing near by water supplies. While any contamination found was minimal, the EPA will admit that it is hard to identify where contamination of drinking supplies comes from: frac sites or other causes.
However, the main question posed on whether fracking causes inherent problems to drinking water was seen to be answered with a negative. There is no conclusive wide-spread problem. Additionally, hydraulic fracture drilling companies can take extra precautions when it comes to protecting the water supply.
Using the appropriate frac tank in order to dispose of your fracking wastewater appropriately is the best place to start. Fracking pools that sit in ground are more likely to cause drinking water contamination as well as injection drilling. Working with Well Water Solutions, you can have an affordable solution in our patented above ground frac tanks. The plastic they are made from is exceptionally durable to make sure fracking fluid stays where you put it. You can also get additional frac tank heated covers that helps to start the fracking wastewater purification process, where the contaminants start to break down. Along with frac tank products, Well Water Solutions provides wastewater management services to purified used water to the highest of standards.
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