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Friday, January 7, 2011

Hughesville To Sell Wastewater From Sewage Plant

Township to sell sewage wastewater for fracking

January 7, 2011 - By DAVID THOMPSON dthompson@sungazette.com
SunGazette
HUGHESVILLE - On Dec. 16, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission did something it has never done before.

It approved an application to sell treated municipal wastewater for drilling operations by the natural gas industry.

The commission's approval was given to the Hughesville Wolf Authority, which operates a sewage treatment facility that serves the Borough of Hughesville, Wolf Township and part of Muncy Creek Township.

The approval allows the authority to sell to gas drilling companies up to 249,000 gallons of treated municipal wastewater per day, according to authority engineer Charles W. Amer III, of Montoursville-based engineering firm McTish, Kunkel and Associates. More...

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

How about it Coudersport??????

Jonathan Huff said...

The problem with selling waste water effluent is on the fracturing companies. Waste water is deemed a pollutant by the DEP, not unlike brine. Roulette's effluent discharge has been tested and determined to be clean enough to use for fracturing. However, due to it being classified as a pollutant, the fracturing companies cannot store it in inpoundments, they have to use tanks. They also have to track it and permit it's transport differently.

Anonymous said...

I thought Port Allegany was going to do it????