Colorado fracking uses the same water supply as municipalities, agriculture and other businesses. Yet, fracking uses only 0.1% of total water consumed in Colorado.

After water is used, energy companies safely treat and then either properly dispose of the water or recycle and reuse it. Because fracking is less water-intensive than other energy production processes, fracking  helps with Colorado’s water scarcity issues by reducing overall consumption.

Source: Colorado Division of Water Resources, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation CommissionTIME Magazine


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