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Old 03-26-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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Quick question: is there a problem with contaminated water supply in Colleyville?

I've done a quick search (both on and off this site) and cannot discern a final answer. I also don't want to spend my waking hours reading about fracing. Should I be concerned enough to eliminate this town from our list of possibilities?

Thanks in advance. This forum has been the best source of info, and has helped us immensely in our search
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:21 PM
 
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No, you do not have to be worried about the water in any of the cities in the DFW area. I assure you, it is all tested regularly.

Some people say fracking causes GROUND WATER contamination. Your water will come from a reservoir, not out of a well.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:21 PM
 
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Quick question: is there a problem with contaminated water supply in Colleyville?

I've done a quick search (both on and off this site) and cannot discern a final answer. I also don't want to spend my waking hours reading about fracing. Should I be concerned enough to eliminate this town from our list of possibilities?

Thanks in advance. This forum has been the best source of info, and has helped us immensely in our search
I am not aware of any water contamination in this area from fraking. Its a high end area and wont stand for water contamintion without a highly publized out cry about it. I wouldnt eliminate it if its convenient to work for you
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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Thanks for the quick responses!!
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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Human beings require witches and goblins in order to function on a daily basis. A boogeyman to worry about.

As for the OP, think of all the junk in your runoff into the lakes.

Dirt, feces, lead batteries, poison ivy, old gas cans, people swimming in the lake, boats in the lake, etc, etc.

Yet, its filtered and treated and then tested. And its pretty good.

But, then if you drink well water, especially from some places in West Texas, your teeth will fall out in your 50s due to damage from the minerals naturally present in it.

Naturally present Flouride, Lead, Mercury, and salts can render well water dangerous to drink and produce few if any visible symptoms until the damage is done.

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Old 03-27-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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Human beings require witches and goblins in order to function on a daily basis. A boogeyman to worry about.

As for the OP, think of all the junk in your runoff into the lakes.

Dirt, feces, lead batteries, poison ivy, old gas cans, people swimming in the lake, boats in the lake, etc, etc.

Yet, its filtered and treated and then tested. And its pretty good.

But, then if you drink well water, especially from some places in West Texas, your teeth will fall out in your 50s due to damage from the minerals naturally present in it.

Naturally present Flouride, Lead, Mercury, and salts can render well water dangerous to drink and produce few if any visible symptoms until the damage is done.
Living is risky but sure beats the alternative at far as I know . Going to the moon wasnt riskless, building the interstates allow us to drive faster, new meds and procedures allow us to live longer only to suffer new ailments at the more advanced age, but this is progress my friend. We learn how to manage risks as we progress but nothing worth doing is riskless
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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But, then if you drink well water, especially from some places in West Texas, your teeth will fall out in your 50s due to damage from the minerals naturally present in it.
West Texas is known for bad water but it's not all due to Natrual minerals like Fluride either. An oil company introduced Chromium 6 to an underground aquifer. This resulted in a lot of sick people, law suits, and millions of dollars connecting rural neighbor hoods to city water since the aquifer was trashed. Just do a search on Erin Brockovich. So bad teeth is the least of your concerns. West Texas has a high rate of cancer an it's all related to the oil production. If DFW isn't careful, it's going to follow in the same foot steps. People are going to wake up one day and find a drilling rig beside their home. If you don't think it will happen, take a drive out to Penwell, Kemit, and Odessa where people have pump jacks within 30' of their homes...Hell, they started drilled an oil well in the Walmart parking lot in Odessa (West location).

Irony, we moved to Dallas to get away from the issue in th environment brought on by decades of drilling.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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West Texas is known for bad water but it's not all due to Natrual minerals like Fluride either. An oil company introduced Chromium 6 to an underground aquifer. This resulted in a lot of sick people, law suits, and millions of dollars connecting rural neighbor hoods to city water since the aquifer was trashed. Just do a search on Erin Brockovich. So bad teeth is the least of your concerns. West Texas has a high rate of cancer an it's all related to the oil production. If DFW isn't careful, it's going to follow in the same foot steps. People are going to wake up one day and find a drilling rig beside their home. If you don't think it will happen, take a drive out to Penwell, Kemit, and Odessa where people have pump jacks within 30' of their homes...Hell, they started drilled an oil well in the Walmart parking lot in Odessa (West location).

Irony, we moved to Dallas to get away from the issue in th environment brought on by decades of drilling.
Wait a minute. Are you or is anyone else really claiming that an oil company used hexavalent chromium for fracking purposes?
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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Wait a minute. Are you or is anyone else really claiming that an oil company used hexavalent chromium for fracking purposes?
No one really knows for sure outside of it coming from property owned/leased by several oil companies. Fracing is also exempt from the Federal Clean Air Act and they don't have to disclose the materials/chemicals used to gel the water and sand that pumped into the ground by the Frac crews. So who knows what their using.

Another thing often over looked is the fact that wireline crews will also use radiation to logg a well...wireline crews generally work side by side with Frac crews.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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No one really knows for sure outside of it coming from property owned/leased by several oil companies. Fracing is also exempt from the Federal Clean Air Act and they don't have to disclose the materials/chemicals used to gel the water and sand that pumped into the ground by the Frac crews. So who knows what their using.

Another thing often over looked is the fact that wireline crews will also use radiation to logg a well...wireline crews generally work side by side with Frac crews.
Fracking fluid is usually 98 or so% water and sand. The other stuff is interesting but I bet it is never hexavalent chromium.
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