Full Title: Recommended Practices: Pre-Drill Water Supply Surveys
Author(s): Marcellus Shale Coaltion
Publisher(s): Marcellus Shale Coaltion
Publication Date: August 1, 2012
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The Marcellus Shale Coalition is recommending that operators conduct a pre-drill water survey on identified water supply sources within a given area of the well pad surface location, as is required by the relevant regulatory agency.
Water supply sources such as wells, springs and ponds should be evaluated prior to earth disturbance for site construction or prior to spud. Consideration should also be given to sampling water supply sources that are not currently in use.
Water samples should be obtained by a properly trained and experienced independent third party and in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations and requirements. Sampling shall be conducted as close to the water supply source as is practical.