UPDATE -Right Of Way piping was granted to Chesapeake.
An Executive Item on a Chesapeake request for Arlington’s City Council is described by Roger Venables, city real estate dept, “The purpose of the temporary water line(s) is to allow operators under specific conditions and under individual permit to transport fresh water only to padsites that do not have fresh water ponds or other available water sources, i.e. reclaimed water. Operators are charged a special construction meter rate.”
So glad this request is NOT for produced water going OUT. Infrared imagery shows gas well waste water to be flammable & toxic requiring special disposal or treatment. I have issues with how Ft Worth allegedly pipes in produced water from about 30 padsites in unregulated piping to be evaporated by Evras units that use the heat from the Arc Park Compressor Station…sadly I was once told by the inventor of these evaporator units that THEY DO NOT USE SCRUBBERS because in Texas “it is not mandated like in California”.
Also up for Public Comment/vote (pg 459) is to increase our Water and Wastewater Rates by amending our ordinance which amounts to about $66 per year (or almost 9% increase) for the average household using about 10,000 gallons a month…..
The proposed FY 2014 Arlington Water Utilities department revenue budget is $122,827,986, which is a 4.50% increase over the FY 2013 budget. The FY 2014 expenditure budget includes increases of $2,843,314 for wastewater treatment and $1,544,961 for raw water purchases.
City Council Meeting Date: 09-17-13
Usage (1,000) gallons
FY 2014 Rate…
Conservation Rates Residential Block Structure
2014 compare to 2009
0-2 $1.60 $1.36
3-10 $2.28 $1.93
11-15 $3.36 $2.91
16-29 $3.88 $3.35
>30 $4.64 $4.00
Conservation Rates Commercial Block Structure
0-15 $2.23 $1.93
>16 $2.57 $2.08
Conservation Rates Irrigation Block Structure
0-29 $3.88 $3.35
>30 $4.64 $4.00
Conservation Rates Construction Water Block Structure (includes drillers)
0-99 $5.52 $4.50
≥100 $6.96 $4.50
Conservation Rates Reclaimed Water Structure
All usage $2.50 n/a
Of course the drillers are to benefit from using the most inexpensive water which is reclaimed water for the fracking phase. We even have something in our ordinance that mandates the use of reclaimed water if they have access to the connection so many feet from their padsite. One thing they MUST do though is use fresh water during the drilling phase when they break through the water table. 212 Resources, a Utah based water recycling company, said “There is a fresh water zone of drilling usually to about 4,000 ft where the driller must use fresh water to drill through the aquifer so it is not contaminated.” Reclaimed water should only be used for fracking and should NOT be used during drilling.
After the vote, Chesapeake can further cut costs by using reclaimed water via right-of-way” pipeline….they need the money ya know…they been cutting corners on all the royalty checks and “you know” other “safty related things” like not investing in pressurized, ventless, URBAN flowback tanks.