Fracking and Water: Quantity, not just quality, a concern / by Tom Joseph

Even in a water-rich state like Ohio, growing water use for fracking could strain water reserves, according to new research from theFracTracker Alliance, a non-profit organization that compiles data, maps and analyses about the impacts of the oil and gas industry.

FrackTracker compared the oil and gas industry’s water use within southeastern Ohio’s Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) to residential use in that area, which covers roughly 20 percent of Ohio. Residential water use includes families’ home use, but excludes water for agricultural, industrial and other purposes.

http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2015/06/17/fracking-and-water-quantity-not-just-quality-could-be-a-concern/