The industry understands that water is a valuable natural
resource and is mindful of the amount of water needed
for the hydraulic fracturing process. There are three
main categories in which gas and oil companies’ water
conservation efforts generally fall; using lower quality
water from nontraditional sources, reusing produced
water and creating new infrastructure to transport water.
Corporate activities can vary widely depending on
a variety of factors, including local water stresses,
individual business needs and even the particular
requirements of specific geologic formations.