Monday, March 21, 2011

Drillers Soaking It All Up

MOUNDSVILLE-When Moundsville's reservoir dropped more than 10 feet in the course of a few days last month, officials began searching for what they believed would be a major water line leak.

What they didn't expect to find is that the water level drop would be from natural gas drilling companies using 9 million gallons of water as part of their hydraulic fracking operations.

Yes, what a surprise, weather forecasts predicts droughts this summer in our
area. Just who profits from water loss?

1 comment:

HCR-LLC said...

Fracking is definitely a controversial method of harnessing natural gas. There needs to be more oversight and regulation before towns' reservoirs suffer from oil companies' negligence.