Gas industry, watchdogs urge homeowner water quality testing

By on June 23, 2014

Image: Hydraulic fracturing drill rig in Pennsylvania (Credit: Environmental Protection Agency)


The oil and gas industry and energy watchdog groups alike are pressing New Mexico’s domestic well owners to test water quality in their wells before and after drilling, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association is encouraging the tests to prove that hydraulic fracturing operations are safe. The organization has launched a campaign to promote voluntary cooperation between industry professionals and domestic well owners.

Watchdog groups want to see property owners conduct more frequent tests to hold the energy industry accountable for any potential damage to water quality.

New Mexico’s Oil Conservation Division has asserted that no documented proof exists to show groundwater contamination as a byproduct of fracking.

Image: Hydraulic fracturing drill rig in Pennsylvania (Credit: Environmental Protection Agency)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

FishSens SondeCAM HD