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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Oh, Bruder!

Oh, Bruder!  They're at it again!  And there's nothing brotherly about it.  Here is what local residents have to say about the production process spewing dust and fumes from this Chesapeake operated gas drill site located at I-20 at Park Springs Boulevard in Arlington, Texas: 
They have been going at it hot and heavy like this for at least 3 weeks. Constantly draining and refilling the frac pond with our water. How long does it take!? We've been breathing this air, dust and voc's for so long that the leaves on my plants are coated! I didn't bother with a veggie garden this year. I wouldn't let my kids eat what we grew last year!
Just awful. I live on the other side of the highway from this monstrosity. Arlington city council is so greedy that they allow this. They even gave a permit for drilling 359 feet from a day care center. Wtf? Who has a conscience anymore?
We've had a history of problems at this drill site with all that silica dust.  No telling what's it's doing to our lungs.  

1 comment:

  1. While the gas industry destroys millions of gallons of water (to frac EACH well)see this e-mail from the City outlining the water restrictions that residents must adhere to: [Notice that gas drilling use is NOT even mentioned!!]

    From: Dustan Compton
    Sent: Wed, June 5, 2013
    Subject: Arlington Drought Watering Restrictions


    My name is Dustan Compton and I am the Conservation Program Coordinator for Arlington Water Utilities. I would like to share the following information with Arlington Strong Neighborhood Initiative registered neighborhoods and ask that you please forward to your contact list.

    On Monday, June 3, Tarrant Regional Water District, our water supplier, enacted Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Management Plan due to the combined storage of our water supply dropping to 75% capacity. The goal of Stage 1 is to reduce expected water consumption by 5% and this will be achieved through efficient irrigation methods.

    The biggest method for water efficiency savings is the maximum twice per week watering schedule. Below are some highlights:

    Maximum twice per week watering schedule with sprinklers or irrigation systems:

    o Residential addresses ending in an even number: Wednesday and Saturday

    o Residential addresses ending in an odd number: Thursday and Sunday

    o Commercial properties (businesses, parks, HOA common areas, medians, etc.): Tuesday and Friday

    o Watering should not occur on Mondays

    o Please consider not running your system if adequate rainfall has occurred that week

    Hand-watering, drip irrigation and soaker hoses are allowed any day and any time.

    No sprinkler or irrigation use during the hours of 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. year round.

    For a complete summary of the restrictions and watering tips please go to:

    Also, you can check out the Lawn Whisperer’s Facebook page every Monday for that week’s watering recommendation that takes into account temperature, recent rainfall, soil moisture, plant water demands, etc.:

    Another resource for the community is the upcoming Smart Yard Symposium featuring Howard Garrett, “The Dirt Doctor.” It will be held at City Hall on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. From 9 – 10 a.m., many activities will be available and they include: landscape plant tours of City Hall, irrigation demonstrations at Levitt Pavilion, “Ask a Master Gardener/Master Composter” booth, and learn how to make a rain barrel demonstration. From 10:30-12 Howard Garrett will provide his presentation on organic gardening and saving water in the landscape. Below is an image of the event.

    Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for helping to spread the word.



    Dustan Compton
    Conservation Program Coordinator
    Arlington Water Utilities
    817-459-6628 - office