It’s time to understand the truth about hydraulic fracturing.
When it comes to fracking, you rarely hear good news. In fact, you mostly hear about how bad it is for the environment and our water supply. However, it’s important to know that not all of the information out there about fracking is true. We are Well Water Solutions, and we offer safer and more effective water storage tanks in Canada and the United States. We are here to set the record straight. In our last blog, we went over a couple of facts everyone should know about fracking. Keep reading to learn more:
#4. Shale deposits are drilled much deeper than water aquifers.
As we stated in our last blog, there has never been a documented case of water pollution from fracking wells, and part of the reason for this is that shale deposits are drilled at a much deeper depth than water aquifers. On average, water aquifers exist at about 500 feet, while shale deposits for fracking are drilled between 6,000 and 10,000 feet.
#5. Migration doesn’t happen between water aquifers and shale gas layers.
One theory of water pollution is that the gas could migrate between water aquifers and shale layers, but that just wouldn’t happen. The gas would have to be able to pass through tons of rock in order to migrate to water aquifers, which just isn’t realistic.
#6. Most of the water treatment used in fracking is water and sand.
The claim that there are 569 toxic chemicals in frac treatments just isn’t true. The reality is that frack treatments consist of mostly water and sand, as well as several chemicals that can be found in most common households.
Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more!