When it comes to wastewater treatment, there’s no shortage of benefits.
When you compare wastewater treatment and recycling to the current wastewater disposal methods used by many different fracking companies across the United States and Canada, it’s easy to why so many companies have chosen to make the switch to recycling. If you haven’t already, check out our last blog to learn about a few of the many benefits of choosing the wastewater treatment services at Well Water Solutions and Rentals, and keep reading to learn more.
#4. It could help to prevent water contamination.
In addition to earthquakes, another big environmental risk of injecting wastewater back into the ground instead of treating and reusing it is the risk of contaminated groundwater and drinking water. This leads to many of the same concerns that earthquakes do for fracking companies. It opens them up to lawsuits from angry people living in areas with contaminated water, and sends the message to consumers that they are callous and care more about the almighty dollar than the health of the people living around injection wells. Choosing to treat and recycle your water rather than reinjecting it, helps to alleviate many of those concerns.
#5. It helps to change the conversation about fracking as a whole.
There are always going to be environmental concerns about fracking. However, many of the biggest concerns about fracking revolve around the millions of gallons of water required to frack a single well, and of course how all of that water is then disposed of. These concerns have only become more pronounced as climate change has started to take its toll, leading to an increase in droughts and a decrease in rainfall. But, luckily, wastewater treatment helps to alleviate both of those concerns. With water treatment, the need for millions of gallons of fresh, clean water is significantly reduced, since you can reuse the same water again and again. Additionally, it reduces the need of disposing of that water in ways that are controversial and harm the environment. The more companies choose wastewater treatment over injection wells and other not-so-healthy means of disposal, the more the conversation will change about fracking as a whole. That is something everyone in the industry can get behind.
#6. It helps to keep your company out of legal trouble.
In this day and age, environmentalists have largely shifted from trying to get elected officials to put regulations and laws into place that help to restrict the environmental impacts of fracking to a whole new legal strategy involving pricey lawsuits. These lawsuits are largely aimed at halting the development of new wells and fracking sites, but some of these lawsuits have been geared toward recouping the cost of damages associated with fracking and wastewater injection. For example, in 2016, a jury ruled that Cabot Oil & Gas Co has to pay more than $4.2 million in damages for contaminated groundwater. While treating and recycling your wastewater probably won’t keep you out of every legal battle, it will help to prevent a lot of the problems that lead to these kinds of lawsuits.
Let us help you find a better solution for your wastewater.
No matter what benefit you’re hoping to enjoy from making the switch to wastewater treatment and recycling, it’s important to know that not all recycling solutions are not the same. At Well Water Solutions, we utilize water treatment technology from Infinite Solutions, which can make even the dirtiest wastewater reusable again. Learn more about our wastewater treatment process, and find out if it’s the right option for your needs and budget when you contact us today for your water treatment consultation.