Battlement Mesa, CO

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“I’m retired from water and wastewater treatment operations here in Colorado. I like to tell people about all the training and the testing and the supervision through the state and EPA we have to go through in order to work in water and wastewater treatment facilities. Oil companies don’t seem to have to be as safe as we were in dealing with their water treatment and wastewater.

For example, recently the oil company developing in our area announced plans to put an injection well within 500 feet of Battlement Mesa’s water treatment intake. I mean, they use these wells to inject oil and gas wastewater and chemicals into the ground. And to put that near our water treatment facility, that just doesn’t make any sense.”

-Ben Tipton
Battlement Mesa, CO