The "Our Projects" page of AWS serves the public through openly sharing the data associated with each of our ongoing projects. We use several tools on this page to track each stage of the Conservation by Design process and share it with you, the public. By choosing to view a project, you will be able to follow along with each project as water is prepared and applied to the ground.
All water is precious and wherever possible should NOT be wasted!
HERE'S THE ISSUE
For every barrel of oil coming out of the ground, there are 3 to 6 (or more!) barrels of "by-product" or "produced" water coming out right alongside it. That water can either be thrown away, or be put to beneficial use in agriculture.
If applied directly to the soil, produced water would not be good for soil health. Thankfully, Encore Green Environmental (EGE) is committed to analyzing and removing any materials from produced water necessary to make it beneficial for use in agriculture.
Ag Water Soil Solutions (AWS) is committed to providing traceability and transparency for EGE’s patent pending process called Conservation By Design™.
HISTORICALLY, PRODUCED WATER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS HAVE BEEN NOT-SO-GREAT
Produced Water has been viewed as a "thorn in the side" of producers and "the guy from the wrong side of the tracks" for environmental groups. The methods that have been deployed to dispose of produced water are not without controversy.
Historically, Produced water is thrown away as a waste product. There are several methods to disposing of this valuable resource to include putting it down a very deep well, diluting and dumping it into rivers and streams, or by using systems of evaporation. EGE offers an environmentally beneficial, sustainable and practical way to safely put produced water to beneficial use in agriculture.
THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY
Through the process of Conservation by Design™ (CBD),
The soil where water is to be applied is scientifically tested for what it needs for optimal vegetation growth.
Produced water is batched and tested by a third party lab to learn its makeup, or 'Water DNA'.
The produced water is then cleaned in the field, as close to the well head as possible, to meet the needs of the surrounding soil.
Then, cleaned water is re-tested again to ensure it is ideal for the soil.
Throughout the process, the water is batched and completely traceable.
Only then is it applied to the land for agriculture and conservation.
Soil monitors (probes) are inserted up to 48" into the ground to monitor each area where cleaned water is applied to the ground. Each probe has 12 sensors that measure the Salinity, Moisture and Temperature of the soil at 4" depth increments every 5 minutes. This data is recorded and transparent on AWS.
This CBD process is repeated with constant monitoring of the water's quality and volume.
Just like many other Agriculture operations do, AWS tracks each batch of water. This includes everything from where the produced water came from to the soil monitors that measure the outcomes of water being applied to the ground and everything in between.
AWS and EGE work with Agronomists, State and Local Regulators, Universities, Operators and Land Owners to develop parameters to measure the elements in the water. Only until these parameters are actually met and verified through lab test results will the cleaned water be applied to the land.
You can see this data at work by clicking on one of our active projects.
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