Many people mistake Hydrofracking, for oil or natural gas fracking, but this hydrofracturing process increases water flow into a well. Through a stream of high-pressure water, professionals widen the rock surrounding the well. To better understand hydrofracking and its benefits, below are answers to commonly asked questions.
Answers to Questions about Hydrofracking
What does hydrofracking do?
By expanding the flow of water, hydrofracking increases a well’s yield. Wells with limited water-bearing capabilities or for older wells that have become compromised due to rock changes, such as mineralization or incrusting benefit from the technique.
Is hydrofracking bad for the environment?
When used for the improvement of water wells, hydrofracking is a safe and environmentally sound process. Much of the controversy surrounding fracking centers on potentially dangerous chemicals like oil and gas. The process of boring water into layers of rock is essentially the same for any element, but hydrofracking water wells deals only with that safe liquid.
How invasive is the process?
Typically, hydrofracking involves only minimal impact on surrounding land. An inflatable rubber sleeve called a packer lowers into the ground, then inflated to seal off the well. Water is pumped in between the packers to perform the actual hydrofracking. In most situations, either a single- or double-packer system is used.
What are the benefits of hydrofracking?
Hydrofracking improves your water supply. If you have low water pressure in your will, hydrofracking will remedy it. If your well frequently runs dry or consistently runs low, hydrofracking ensures a larger, steadier, and more reliable supply of water.
Marshall Eye Jr. Water Well Drilling & Repair Service offers water well hydrofracking to property owners throughout the Washington County, MO, region. Since 1959, they have been a trusted provider of well repairs, inspections, and drilling. They also perform trenching, waterline repairs, and backflow inspections and installations. To request an estimate call (314) 541-6239, or visit them online.