What is Fracking?

Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well.

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Contact us today to inquire about the variety of chemicals and contaminants that can be tested for at anytime to ensure your family and the water they drink are always clean, pure, and safe.
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Should You Be Concerned?

Wastewater from fracking contains potentially toxic chemicals used in fracking fluid, as well as natural contaminants from deep underground, including total dissolved solids, organic pollutants and normally occurring radioactive material, according to the  International Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment.

"Fracking pollutes drinking water,"said Earthworks policy director Lauren Page. Click here to know more about the article

What Can Be Done?

John M Downs Plumbing Heating and Water Treatment offers Pre-Fracking water evaluation and testing to allow for a baseline comparison to be made at a later time. By having a base line comparison to the original state of your well water, better more efficient steps can be taken to return it to its original condition post fracking.  Having these evaluations and tests done can also contribute to the ease and efficiency of later issues such as studies on fracking, data gathering, potential complaints or even law suites.