That is a question that County Commissioner Ron Ortega asked proponents of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” time and again at last Thursday’s hearing on fracking. Some of them suggested the industry would truck in the necessary water. Another one said that the market would take care of it, supply and demand.
A Halliburton whitepaper on reducing water cost during fracking states: “Typical drilling and completion operations use approximately 4 million gallons of water (or 1,000 truckloads).”
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