Susquehanna River Basin Commission approves water use projects

By on September 25, 2012
North Branch Susquehanna River (Credit: Nicholas A. Tonelli, via Flickr)

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission approved 22 new water withdrawal and consumptive use applications at the group’s quarterly meeting last Thursday, according to a release from the commission.

The majority of the approved water consumption applications were for oil and gas extraction. Hydraulic fracturing is a widespread practice in the area and many energy and petroleum companies applied to use water in the river basin.

A few applications were passed for water consumption by municipalities.

The commission also voted to partially waive fees for project sponsors that choose to abort projects before they receive a technical review.

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission regulates interstate water use and monitors water to maintain quality.

North Branch Susquehanna River (Credit: Nicholas A. Tonelli, via Flickr)

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