In the Piceance Basin, WPX recycles nearly 100 percent of our water. Typically in this industry, much of water hauling is done by trucks. Instead, we built our own state-of-the-art water management systems in Parachute and Rulison, Colo.
Why does WPX make the extra effort?
It’s not only less expensive for us to recycle the water and reuse it in our Colorado operations, but it also reduces truck traffic and noise significantly — we’ve already eliminated some 90,000 truck loads.
That results in less wear and tear on the roads, and it’s more environmentally friendly to continue to use the same water, especially in drought years. It make sense — by recycling and reusing our produced water, we don’t have to use as much fresh water.