Fighting the water crisis in Appalachia and beyond through knowledge harvested from the dedication of government, industry research, academia, visionaries, policy makers, and the engagement of youth.

Fighting the water crisis in Appalachia and beyond through knowledge harvested from the dedication of government, industry research, academia, visionaries, policy makers, and the engagement of youth.

Facts and Controversies about Fracking

Fracking involves drilling into the earth and directing a high-pressure mixture of water, sand, and chemicals at a rock layer in order to release the gas inside. The wells can be drilled vertically or horizontally. Horizontal drilling allows for more surface area to be exposed to the pressurized mixture, which fractures (or fracks) the rock and releases the gas.

Once the well has been completed, a high-pressure injection of fluid into the rock can cause earth tremors – small movements in the ground’s surface. During drilling at Cuadrilla’s New Preston Road site, more than 120 quakes were measured. Earthquakes of this magnitude are considered moderate and are seldom felt by people; nevertheless, they worry locals. Fracking also consumes a significant amount of water, which must be transported to the site at huge environmental costs.

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Planting Hope Through Clean Water

WaterProsper™ is a non-profit organization created to research, share, and deliver clean water solutions to disadvantaged families whose water has been contaminated with inorganic, organic, and radioactive chemicals. Our goal is to provide a system that filters contaminants from their well water for everyday drinking, cooking, and bathing.

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