Letters to the Editor

July 22, 2014

Solution for water crisis

Water becomes a coveted and absolutely necessary product when it is in demand and there’s not enough.

Water becomes a coveted and absolutely necessary product when it is in demand and there’s not enough.

Central and West Texas are in a serious drought.

Our technology exists and is currently in use in automobile production and in recovery of agricultural water runoff to clean fracking water at a fraction of the cost to dump contaminated water down an empty well.

The underground aquifers are low and vulnerable to contamination from the large amounts of fracking water, approximately 1.5 million barrels per well, with the additional impact of seismic activity generated.

This water technology was tested in 2009 in Cleburne, using water from 10 of the most contaminated wells. It was patented in 2012.

The savings generated by cleaning the water could be used to update and repair the Texas highways and help support improvements in our education system independent of federal funds.

Cleaning water used in fracking is economical, environmentally sound and well within the capabilities of today’s technology.

So why aren’t we doing it?

— Wally Herzog, Granbury

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