Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2012 - (Page 24)

MANAG IN G DI S A George Crum, Pennsylvania Water & Wastewater Infrastructure Task Force Steve Wear, operations manager, Conway County Regional Water Kent Watson, general manager, Wickson Creek Special Utility District 24 • Fourth Quarter 2012 E S E S E S E S E S E S E S ERS S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S ST S Fracking: Experts discuss the impact of fracking on their utility HYDRAULIC FRACTURING IS the propagation of fractures in a rock layer as a Is it a Threat? result of the action of a pressurized fluid. Some hydraulic fractures form naturally – certain veins or dikes are examples – and can create conduits along which gas and petroleum from source rocks may migrate to reservoir rocks. Induced hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking, commonly known as fraccing or fracking, is a technique used to release petroleum, natural gas (including shale gas, tight gas and coal seam gas), or other substances for extraction. This type of fracturing creates fractures from a wellbore drilled into reservoir rock formations.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2012

From the President
Standard Operating Procedures for Flood Preparation and Response
Drought Management Planning
Fracking: Is it a Threat?
Disaster Relief in the Social Media Age
The Social Media Mullet
Nashville is a Smash
Rural Water Honors the Best of the Best
Throwing my Loop
Index to Advertisers /
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2012