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PUMPING AND PIPING WATER
FOR A GAS WELL HYDRO-FRAC

  
Water and wastewater are pumped and piped through temporary pipes over long distances and through many obstacles to get the 3 to 6 million gallons of water needed for hydro-fracing one Marcellus Shale gas well.
  
In addition to the wastewater piped in from impoundments, and water piped in from streams, tanker trucks are continuously pumping water out of local streams and hauling it to impoundments or the site of the proposed fracking. Restrictions on water usage are lax, most notable during periods of drought when stream levels are already low.

Unfortunately, some of the fluids pumped through these temporary pipelines are toxic flowback fluids from fracking operations, and in numerous cases there have been leaks and fish kills. Unfortunately, due to the length of these temporary pipelines, leaks aren't usually detected until a few thousand gallons of fluids have escaped into the environment.

  
  
  
  
PUMPING AND PIPING FREE WATER
Industrial-sized pump in a farm field takes water from
an already low stream to feed this frac job
  
  
CHARTIERS RUN CREEK, FURTHER DOWNSTREAM
Low water levels and stream flow don't curb massive water
withdrawals from this Chartiers Township stream
  
  
PIPE DREAM
Sections of metal water pipe lay ready along
this farmer's corn field
  
  
PIPING WATER FOR MILES
Distance is no issue when the water is free!
  
 
ROADSIDE WATER PIPING
Township road rights-of-way play no factor when it comes
to getting this free water to the next frac job!
  
  
FOLLOW THE UTILITY COMPANY RIGHTS-OF-WAY
This is an easy run for water pipes up the previously cleared
electric company rights-of-way
  
  
Temporary aluminum piping for hydro-fracing
QUENCHING THE BIG MARCELLUS THIRST
These Marcellus wells are very THIRSTY, requiring up to
6 MILLION GALLONS of water, mostly pumped from
local streams and lakes
  
  
Piping is run through a road drainage culvert
OVER, UNDER & AROUND
Silver piping carries water from a far distant location
on Chartiers Run
  
  
Culvert will be blocked by the pipe is there is a heavy rain storm
NEW USE FOR A ROAD CULVERT
This pipe was jammed through the existing culvert
under this country road
  
  
This pipe could end up carrying millions of gallons of water
STORMWATER (MIS)MANAGEMENT
No telling what will happen if storm runoff is blocked by this
water pipe, possibly creating a road wash-out.
  
  
RECYCLED FLOWBACK
Recycled wastewater is being pumped through these types of temporary pipes with some extending for several miles. Drawback: Leaks that have caused fish kills.
  
  
  
  
PUMPING RECYCLED WASTEWATER
Pump used to move recycled drilling wastewater (flowback or produced water) between impoundments and fracing sites.
  
  

  

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In Meadowlands, Pa
  
  
 
  

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