Drillers Increasingly Turning to Water Recycling

As the drought continues, oil and gas explorers using fracking technology, which employs huge amounts of water, are more frequently turning to systems of recycling that enable them to get by on less water. The systems are helping the industry use less freshwater, and there is less wastewater to dispose of. According to The Associated Press, companies are offering different technology and methods of water recycling, including charging the water statically, thus allowing waste particles to separate and fall to the bottom to be removed to a landfill.

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