An Alternative to Frac Ponds

Your go-to alternative to frac ponds.

After a well has been fractured, there are gallons and gallons of water left over. These flow back and produced waters are not safe to reinject into the ground, because it can lead to earthquakes. That’s why many companies decide to store their waste water in frac ponds. If you’ve had a chance to read our last blog, then you already know how our waste water treatment and above ground water storage tanks can help. But why are frac ponds a bad option to begin with?

#1. Evaporation

When waste water is just sitting in an open frac pond, it can easily be evaporated into the air and leeched into the water supply. This is why our above ground water storage tanks all come with the option for a cover.

#2. Risks to Wildlife

Many animals have been harmed by frac ponds. They simply don’t understand that the water these ponds contain is toxic and harmful to them, so they drink out of them and get sick. Frac ponds are especially dangerous for birds.

#3. Fines and Fees

Did you know that your company could actually be fined for using a frac pond? In 2014, one company had to pay a $50,000 fine for allowing dangerous organic compounds, such as methanol, to get evaporated into the air.

As you can see, frac ponds just aren’t an ideal solution for waste water storage. If you want a better option, then it’s time to turn to Well Water Solutions. Contact us today to learn more.

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