In the 1930s and 1940s, widespread use of evaporation ponds caused damage to soil and water supplies. Use of these ponds is now discouraged or even banned in some areas. Now there are also worries about other production water disposal methods. In California, officials there have been worried about water contamination from injection wells. At one point, the state shut down more than 10 injection sites over concerns that waste fluids were reaching drinking water aquifers.
Compliance in the SWD industry is complicated. In some cases federal regulatory agencies are in control, and in some cases it’s individual states. And it can be different in each region.
Our salt water disposal experts know regulatory issues inside and out, and are ready to take on your problems. We’ll help you keep your operation in compliance—whether you use an evaporation pond, injection well, or you have concerns about another part of your business.