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Open Discussion => Natural Gas Leasing => Topic started by: Rascal51 on September 19, 2017, 10:49:30 AM

Title: Does fracking really pollute drinking water?
Post by: Rascal51 on September 19, 2017, 10:49:30 AM
Here are two articles and a map.  The connection between the three is that our local water provider, Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC) has 52 deep wells on its property surrounding Beaver Run Reservoir, the source of our drinking water. 

Here is a recent article regarding those wells and the royalties they provide:  http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/12731019-74/westmoreland-water-authority-nets-1m-more-from-gas-wells-but-rate

The next question is always: "How is your water?!?" Answer is, it's fine.  Here is an article reporting water from Beaver Run Reservoir "best tasting in the state"   http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/12285947-74/the-municipal-authority-of-westmoreland-county-has-the-best-tasting-drinking-water

Really?  I want to see it.  Here it is.  The well pads are clearly visible.  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Beaver+Run+Reservoir/@40.480104,-79.6041329,11484m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8834c7fa4bfd2ac5:0x8ace0d73411e21bb!8m2!3d40.4816567!4d-79.5561293?hl=en&authuser=0

I think I'll go brew another pot of coffee.  The secret to good coffee is good water, and, if I do say so myself, I make a pretty good cup of coffee.