These ponds are temporary.
Definition of temporary: not permanent; a short period of time.
So, the question is: Who gets to define temporary? It has been two years, and only one well out of a dozen or so have been drilled. At this rate, the temporary frac pond will need to remain for an additional 22 years!
(June 5, 2012 Arlington City Council Public Hearing - Rocking Horse Well)
Now let's talk about the water. Last summer ~ during the intense Texas drought when residents were asked to conserve ~ water was being transported via an elaborate pipeline highway which stretched under Interstate 20 from a mega church's pond and reached its final destination at the I-20 JV Drill Site adjacent to Bowie High School. Click here to see those photos and story from last summer.
Whew. It was a really hot summer!
IMPORTANT UPDATE:It has come to our attention that today, June 29th is Charles Davis' last day of employment with Chesapeake. We would like to share his farewell letter with you:
"It is with great sadness to inform you that my last day with Chesapeake will be this Friday, June 29. Every one of you has played a vital role in my development at Chesapeake Energy and within your community. Thank you for always having an open door.
Even though my last day with Chesapeake is this week, please rest assured that you will continue to have access to information regarding the company's operations. If you or your neighbors have any questions regarding your lease, royalty payments, status of operations at a wellsite, or are just curious about future plans, our Neighbor Relations team remains ready to answer those questions. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 817.502.5000.
Truly, I will miss you all, and thankful to our digital world we are only an e-mail.[sic] So as I hang my Chesapeake hat on the door, I would like to say "ciao" for now. I am sure our paths will cross again, and I will forever remain appreciative for our business relationship."