Company looks to buy wastewater from the City of Warren for reuse in fracing

The Vindicator reports that a hauling company approached the City of Warren with a tentative offer to purchase 500,000 gallons of untreated wastewater monthly for reuse in the oil and gas exploration process. Warren is currently earning revenue from operating the only public water treatment plant in the state that accepts hydraulic fracturing wastewater. However, as the Ohio EPA moves to ban the city from accepting brine into its water treatment plants, Warren City Council is expected to approve emergency legislation that would allow the city to provide untreated wastewater to the hauling company with annual revenues estimated at $20,000 to $25,000 per year. For more read the full story here.