In speaking with Mr Jacoby Gentry of Quicksilver at 817 665-5000 on Dec 1 2015, after hearing my concerns he offered to send someone out to check the sites for me but a quick look at the USGS site and he determined that the lake got as high as 556 ft and that the padsites nearby are at an elevation of 580 ft…big WHEW on that! He did mention that the Village Creek drill site (which is also shut in) was flooding over there near the Viridian/water treatment plant at Greenbelt road. Not sure if any went into the Trinity… I’ve been dealing with a nosebleed just after speaking with him and don’t really give a shit right now who gets their drinking water from the Trinity…
The Quicksilver drilling sites will go up for auction sometime in january of 2016. The ones on the Ft Worth side of our drinking water reservoir need to be purchased by Arlington and Ft Worth city governments to let those bidders know they need to PLUG & ABANDON those padsites!!!!!!! http://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/barnett-shale/article37996683.html
11/30/15 In speaking Brian of the ER Arlington water dept. number 817 459-5900, my call back came today/Monday (went I left an urgent message to ramp up water testing at the Lake Arlington intake on Saturday). No action was taken since this was on the Ft Worth side…boy did that answer boil my butt!
Brian did give me the lab’s phone number 817 575-8984 and Ms. Lawson said that at this time we are not using Lake Arlington water at the Pierce-Birch water treatment plant due to being taken down since the first part of November for maintenance. Currently all Arlington residents are being providing drinking water from the JK Plant which gets is source water from Richland Chamber and Cedar Creek. Lake Arlington only gets replenished with Richland/Cedar water when it gets too low.
I don’t have a date that they will resume using Lake Arlington water for a drinking source, but will try to get that answer from the director, Mr Craig Cummings, when he calls me back.
In regards to the sewer breach on the southwest side of the lake, I was told by Brian that the water treatment takes care of impurities. Ms Lawson said that even if sewer water was to enter the lake, which introduces a host of contaminants, that the Pierce Birch intake is at the northeast side of the lake and has time and distance to “settle”.
I asked what type of testing is done at the intake and was told that we screen for a basic list of indicators (we don’t the the resources to test for everything). In addition to screening the PH and dissolved oxygen, I was told that we use chromatography (GC Mass Spectrophy) to screen for a common volatiles panel which includes Benzene, MTBE, & solvents. Then I was told they also utilize a comparison sampling as well.
I have a PIR for our bi-annual water screening, I am curious how often we test for the PH/volatiles at the water treatment plant intake areas.
I was told that we have never had to switch “off” from lake Arlington due to a bad sample at the intake.
I asked when the lake Arlington water starts being used again at the Pierce-Birch plant if I would be receiving that water since I live by the ATT Stadium and was told (if my notes are correct)…that those living north of Arkansas normally get the Pierce-Birch treated water from Lake Arlington, and those living south of I20 and the diagonal east of Arkansas get the JK Plant water.
When I explained I was concerned about the drill sites on the Ft Worth side of the lake, I was told no one goes out to monitor those sites in our water department.
Currently we are “8ft over full” per Life on the Island Sunday 11/29 video video. And here is his 11/28 video.
Saturday, the City of Ft Worth water works guys told me it was DILUTED sewer with rain water.
This is the second time this year that there was a sewer breach on this street called Kaltenbraun …that I know about…..and it may have communicated with our drinking water reservoir, Lake Arlington. Here is the Google map showing the southwest part of Lake Arlington area where the sewer was backing up. North and east of the red balloon where you see green is underwater. I drove to the end of a few streets north of there and the water is up to the backyards of the homes.
Here is the video,
and here is another one, and
this last video is where I drove north of the sewer leak and can see how the water winds around. We really need a drone to see if Kaltenbraun and Kay streets where the sewer overflowed is mixing with flood waters of Lake Arlington…OUR DRINKING WATER SOURCE.
Originally I went out there to see if the drill sites on the Ft Worth side that are too fracking close to the lake’s edge were flooding. Here is a Google earth image of the fence I took pictures of at the Wilbarger street entrance of the Quicksilver gate.
Wilbarger winds around to the various padsites too close to Lake Arlington.
And here is the flooding pictures I took on Nov 28, 2015 of the Quicksilver entrance at Wilbarger….
So the above pictures at the Quicksilver site (see the flooded white trailer?) had me thinking at least one or all of those drill sites on the Ft Worth side has flooded and is probably communicating with Lake Arlington? #ONLYaDRONEcanTELLus?
Read about radioactive fracking related waste water HERE…
When I was to the northwest of the lake I was at Henco & near 2700 Quail road….. note the drill site ? This is a Google Earth shot looking north….
BEFORE(Google Earth looking south) pic at 2700 Henco & Quail…that first drive way to the left is the drill site as pictured above.
AFTER pic at 2700 Quail and Henco streets…
I took this zoom pic from Henco and 2700 Quail area looking south showing Quail road closed….note the fire hydrant is just south of the entrance gate to the drill site is under water…
Below is the fire hydrant perspective to the entrance to the drill site…
Here is the Google BEFORE at 2900 Quail at Euagene McCray boat launch/park…
Here is the AFTER pics of 2900 Quail…
AFTER…(Eugene McCray Park signage)…
It would stand to reason that the drill site a block north was affected by flo0d waters.
Here are the FB posts of other related Lake Arlington flooding pictures from 11/28/2015…
Lake Arlington flooding photos taken 11/28/2015 part 1
Lake Arlington flooding photos taken 11/28/2015 part 2 of the sewer pictures.
Lake Arlington flooding photos taken 11/28/2015 part 3 on the Arlington side of the lake.
Lake Arlington mobile home park on the Ft Worth side….flooding of 11/28/2015.
Thank YOU 4 sharing this info!