Since the 1940s, hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) has been used to facilitate the flow of natural gas and petroleum, among other materials, through wells in rock formations. This process is the last step in well production and involves the use of fracking fluid and a substantial amount of pressure to stimulate flow. The main component of fracking fluid is water, which can be obtained from a variety of sources, as well as certain additives like sand and chemicals.
For decades, large capacity water tanks have been used to store water for drinking, farming, emergencies, and even manufacturing. In many areas, like in the Marcellus Shale gas country in PA, a substantial amount of water is recycled; there, they treat and reuse around 70%. But once the water is deemed suitable for use, it needs to be put into holding tanks that will ensure the water stays clean and safe. Although concrete holding tanks have been used for this purpose in the past, they are no longer the most suitable option. Stainless steel water tanks are actually a much better alternative to concrete. Below, we’ll take a closer look at the concrete vs steel water tanks debate and find out why stainless steel is the way to go for your water tank rental. Continue reading