Fracking, on average, uses more than 28 times more water than it did 15 years ago, guzzling up to 9.6 million gallons of water per well. Each shale gas well pad can have up to 20 wells. Each well can be ‘fracked’ a dozen times or more. A developed gas field can have thousands of wells. The water needs are enormous and compete with society’s other needs for the water.
- Mega-Fracking Brings Big Jump in Industry Water Use (30 Aug 2018, The Tyee)
- Central Alberta citizens band together to fight huge new water licence for fracking (30 Jan 2019, The Narwhal)
- Water Contamination from Fracking: BC’s LNG
- Risks to Water and Public Health from Unconventional Gas in B.C. (May 2018, Pembina Institute)
- Fracking in Alberta: daily quakes and thirsty residents (16 Jan 2016 Phys.org)