Currently Ohio shale development is using more and more water as it constructs longer laterals in unconventional wells and produces increasing amounts of frack waste. The rate of increase in water use and waste generation is astounding.
According to research produced by FracTracker, Ohio is practically giving water away for shale development. This water is then taken out of the water cycle permanently with potential lasting damage to Ohio groundwater sources.
For a full report, visit the fractracker report at: https://www.fractracker.org/2019/01/diminishing-returns-in-ohio/