A number of public water suppliers are making money off of Marcellus shale fracking, but they’re not getting rich.
At least not here in southwestern Pennsylvania, according to new study from Penn State and West Virginia University.
A group of public water suppliers in Southwestern Pennsylvania earned anywhere from $52,000 to $1.4 million from selling fracking water to drillers in 2011, according to the study, “The Use and Value of Water for Marcellus Shale Gas Development.”
Public water suppliers are just one source of water for gas companies that also tap ground water, lakes and rivers.
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