Saltwater disposal wells
The City of Fort Worth, Texas, is located in the middle of the Barnett Shale natural gas drilling trend.
Thousands of wells have been drilled, resulting in a large volume of waste saltwater transported daily from the city to saltwater disposal wells. A typical gas well can produce about 100 barrels (4200 gallons) of saltwater a day.
A moratorium against saltwater disposal wells is in place until April 30, 2012. Without these wells, gas drilling companies must truck millions of gallons of water outside the city as a byproduct of the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, process. Heavy truck traffic causes wear on city streets.
- March 20 Pre-Council Briefing (Video | PDF)
- Q&A from public meeting (Part 1 | Part 2)
- Ordinance Comparison
- Watch: Saltwater Disposal Well Public Meeting video available online
- Hillwood Presentation
- Saltwater Disposal Well Presentation (City of Fort Worth)
- League of Women Voters Presentation
- Quicksilver Presentation
- Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods Presentation
- Questions, Leveling Terms and Data
For additional information or to submit a comment or question, email FortWorthDisposalWells@fortworthtexas.gov.