Arlington TX municipal services & resident safety all tapped out near drill sites?

update, our water dept is getting good with tapping pipe. see the video here…..good job guys!….would come in handy to work on water main leaks from all the stresses of extreme temps, subsidence (near fracking), and maybe they go could to work for the natural gas companies who have lotsa pipes that probably need work for the same types of stressors?

The drill site south of this neighborhood may be having an effect on the sewer and municipal drinking water systems. The lady next door here also had her brick walls and concrete driveway splitting apart…they need to have their tap water tested. I truly wonder how much the heat has taken a toll on the city water mains or is it the fracking nearby? She also mentioned feeling the earth quakes too.

That evening I took even more footage of what has the appearance of citywide symptoms of municipal water/sewer related ailments that could be more than ‘just the heat’…I tend to think it’s the ‘shale play’ -ing with our city services.

Arlington contributed $24,000 toward the Water research Foundation project and of interest relating to this blog subject was….

6. Investigation of Physical Impacts to Utility Infrastructure from Ground Movement due to Hydraulic Fracturing


The two objectives for this project are to

1) gather data on ground movement caused by hydraulic fracturing and any resulting infrastructure damage, and

2) develop recommendations for avoiding future risks.


Hydraulic fracturing requires the injection of large volumes of pressurized fluid deep underground to create fractures in rock. This volume displaces the overlying material (rock and soil) such that the ground surface flexes upward by a small, but measurable, amount. This flexure may potentially cause damage to both underground utility infrastructure (e.g., water tunnels, pipelines, storage tanks) and surface structures (e.g., tanks, water towers, and dams).

There may be existing information on damage to utility infrastructure from other types of ground movement such as subsidence or earthquakes. A preliminary literature review should be performed beforehand to gauge the need for a full scale research project.

Research Approach

Task 1 – Data Collection

 Perform literature review on activities that may result in ground motion (e.g., hydraulic fracturing, geothermal development, injection wells, water supply wells that result in subsidence, etc.) and collect information on risk potential.

 Survey infrastructure in areas with formations having undergone significant hydraulic fracturing activity (e.g., coalbed methane, shale gas, tight gas sands, etc.).

 Collect data on ground motion and flexure in the vicinity of major infrastructure.  Document any damage identified by utilities.

Task 2 – Analysis

 Compare data from different lengths and depths of hydraulically fractured wells to bracket potential range of ground motion.

 Assess varying impacts to different types of infrastructure (e.g. pipe materials, dam construction, etc.) and determine sensitivity to flexure.

 Develop guidance to enable utilities to evaluate potential for ground motion from hydraulic fracturing to damage critical infrastructure prior to drilling occurring.”

©2011 Water Research Foundation. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


As usual, with the blog/evidence database, I show the world how “I tried” by posting the letters that I rarely get responses back from the city on….

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: Jay Doegey <>
Cc: “” <>
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 1:14 PM
Subject: Fw: that Overbrook/Amberway water main burst(s)-endangered resident captured on film
Jay please tell me they are listening and that all my efforts amount to something…so far I’ve seen them
1) add to the city gas well website 911 response incident reports (but they should all be out there…not just quarterly)
2) the phase “flowback” in the city gas well website status report (they need to have an INADVANCE status report so people can better plan to be inside or stay in hotel during example flowback if wind conditions show they are in the fall out zone.
For each well status we need a history of dating and status phase on each well so if people are/were sick and want to know what phase which wells were in when they were having health symptoms, this is handy info to have for their doctors.
I can’t believe we still don’t have a FLIR camera…gee
I just found out that the presence of extremely high Total Dissolved Solids especially chlorides can hide endocrine distrupting (smaller concentration) levels from being detected on water sampling …in other words that spill into Lake Arlington a few summers ago may have affected some pregnant folk’s babies.
Please provide me with some guidance of how to know I’m making a difference in us being safer near drilling.  I never hear anything from Dr Simmons…why won’t she make a statement?

—– Forwarded Message —–

From: kim feil <>
To: “” <>; “” <>; “” <>
Cc: “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; Robert Rivera <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:29 PM
Subject: that Overbrook/Amberway water main burst(s)-endangered resident captured on film
Regarding the recent recurring water main break events on Amberway and Overbrook in Arlington, where is full water main replacement at in que based on prioritizing renewal projects that this helpful link talks about?
I captured a contractor telling this resident that her home is dangerous to be living in on this video (as shown above on this blog).
UPDATE>>>>>I finally got Buzz to respond…woot woot!!
—- Forwarded Message —–
From: Buzz Pishkur <>
To: ‘kim feil’ <>; Darryl Westbrook <>; Michael Buettner <>; Terry Benton <>; Brad Franklin <>; Bob Lemus <>
Cc: Trey Yelverton <>; Don Jakeway <>; Stuart Young <>; Roger Venables <>; “‘'” <>; Robert Rivera <>; Don Crowson <>; Jay W. White <>; Sheri Capehart <>
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2013 7:53 AM
Subject: RE: that Overbrook/Amberway water main burst(s)-endangered resident captured on film

Kim:  We use an analytical tool similar to the one AWWA has produced to continually evaluate the condition and functionality of our inventory of 1400 miles of water main and 1200 miles of wastewater collection piping as main breaks are identified and repaired. This information and the recommendations from our Water and Wastewater master plans provide the information we use to identify projects for our Annual Capital budget which is presented to City Council each year.  The main breaks on Amberway and Overbrook  are being investigated due to the number and timing of the failures.  This has not been an area with a history of routine failures therefore we are looking beyond the pipe material and age of the piping for a possible cause.


About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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