Future for Basin Waste Water

Future for Basin Waste Water

During Tuesday City Council meetings for both Midland and Odessa plans were announced to move forward with transformation efforts in regards to their waste water treatment plans.
MIDLAND/ODESSA (Local Big 2 News ) -- During Tuesday City Council meetings for both Midland and Odessa plans were announced to move forward with transformation efforts in regards to their waste water treatment plans.

Odessa approved an agreement with Pioneer Natural Resources for the sale of treated waste water, from the city's Bob Derrington Water Reclamation Plant.

The Bob Derrington Water Reclamation Plant treats approximately six million gallons of raw sewage every day. Currently, a percentage of the treated wastewater is used to irrigate area golf courses, city parks and ponds while the majority is pumped into the Monahans Draw.

With this agreement, Pioneer will purchase four to five million gallons of the treated wastewater. The wastewater will be used by Pioneer in their oil and gas recovery operations in the Permian Basin.

Revenue from this ten year agreement will assist city officials in the development of future fresh water sources for Odessa.

Pioneer offered the City of Midland a similar offer last month, $100 million to upgrade its waste water plant along with an offer to fund a distribution system for the cleaned waste water.

Tuesday the council chose to broaden its search, accepting request for qualifications, or proposals on efforts to upgrade the waste water from various companies.

Currently Midland uses some of its waste water for agricultural purposes.

Waste water from both cities will be recycled for the purpose of hydraulic fracturing throughout the Basin.
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