For Immediate Release: Private Water Well in DISH, TX Contaminated after Hydraulic Fracturing.
DISH, TX -- Shortly after a natural gas well was fractured using the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing, a private water well within a thousand feet of the natural gas well site began showing sedimentation. DISH resident Amber Smith says shortly after the well was fractured a fine sand like sediment was present in the water from their private water well. The Smith family installed a water filtration system shortly after the sediment became present and continued using the water. However, after a year the sedimentation reached the point that it clogged the entire plumbing system, and the water well is now unusable.
DISH mayor Calvin Tillman says that "we are finally getting our air cleaned up, and now our water is showing signs of pollution, we take two steps forward and three steps back". These results clearly show a correlation between the natural gas drilling process and water contamination, and this industry should no longer make claims that they have never contaminated a water source.
DISH resident Amber Smith is extremely concerned that her young children has been drinking this water.
Attached is a photo of the contaminated water.
For More InformationContacts * Calvin Tillman, Mayor, DISH, TX(940) 453-3640, email@example.com.* Town of DISH 5413 Tim Donald Road DISH, Texas 76247
Amber Smith, DISH Resident