Quench My Thirst: Water Rights in the Context of Water Treatment Technologies

Jackson Walker

Introduction -

•35,000 wells hydraulically fractured in the U.S.Annually

•Over one million wells have been hydraulically fractured since its introduction in the 1940s

•90% of all wells drilled in the U.S. today are stimulated by hydraulic fracturing

Water, Water . . .

•Hydraulic Fracturing involves use of water -- lots of water

•Estimated 70 billion to 140 billion gallons of water consumed through hydraulic fracturing annually in U.S.

•Equivalent to amount of water annually consumed by the cities of Chicago or Houston.

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