CLEARFIELD – On Tuesday the Lawrence Township Supervisors made an approval that could spell the county’s first frac water treatment plant.
These plants are built to treat water used in the gas well drilling process. It’s an industry that’s projected to take off in Clearfield County and the surrounding counties in the near future. With most of the frac water treatment centers located in other parts of the state, businesses located int he central counties must turn to transporting the fluid or treatment at permitted sites.
Representatives on behalf of Hydro Recovery LP were at the supervisors’ meeting Tuesday. The proposed treatment facility would be located on Airport Road. It would initially take in 150,000 gallons a day and ship 300,000 out; this would result in about 25 in-bound trucks and 40 or so outbound trucks. In the plant’s second phase, these numbers would double.
The plant would employee around 12 full-time workers.
According to the Hydro RecoveryLP rep., it may be about a year-and-a-half before construction begins on the plant.