Study: Recycling technologies to reduce fracking's demand for water

01/15/2013 | (Austin)

The amount of water used for hydraulic fracturing in Texas is expected to level off beginning in 2020 as water-recycling technologies catch up with the demands of drilling activity, a study says. "We are using more and more brackish water, and reuse or recycled water, and we think that is all positive," said CJ Tredway, a consultant with the Texas Oil and Gas Association, which funded the study.

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