Water in the West

Is drinking water a potential use for produced water?

January 25, 2012
One byproduct that operators drilling for oil and gas have to deal with is something called produced water. It comes in many varieties, and it's currently treated for reuse in drilling operations. But some are hoping to find a way to treat it and reuse it for agriculture and maybe even for drinking water. As KDNK's Eric Skalac reports, Garfield County is working towards making that a reality.

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