Water is seeping up through cracks in the pavement of the Fish Creek Neighborhood in Arlington, Texas. Local residents have concerns that this may be linked to gas drilling and fracking in the area. One homeowner stated that in her 13 years of living here, this is the first time she has witnessed such a thing.
The Water Department is still investigating but has determined that the seeping water is not municipal water, but groundwater from an underground spring. The lab is testing the water samples. Rumor has it they are testing for salt, because fracking fluids contain salt, according to a dispatcher with the Arlington Water Department. Since these containers are on a nearby unsecured gas pipeline installation work site, we hope the lab is looking for these chemicals too:
In addition to all the drilling and the fracking, we wonder if the massive gas pipeline construction project currently underway near our homes may be causing the groundwater to seek new pathways. Like BIG GAS, water seeks the path of least resistance. Fortunate people find their new path by moving the heck off the Barnett Shale. Wish we could...Perhaps someday...
Meanwhile, the City of Grand Prairie, Texas received a lump sum of $587,620 from DFW Midstream to lay UNodorized gas gathering pipelines through the community. Here's a taste of what this looks like:
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