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Industrial & Commercial Uses

Current technology requires copious amounts of water for industrial uses. High quantities and quality of water are required for food processing and cleaning. The use of water for oil and gas extraction has been common practice since the 1940s but has increased significantly during the current century with the advent of widespread hydraulic fracturing. We hope you'll find these pages informative.

Other questions? Contact us or contact a faculty member of the Water Center.


Extension Publications


Center-funded Projects

Related Sites:

Bioenery Crop Production Program (OSU)


Groundwater Protection Council

Water/Energy Nexus

Water for 2060 Produced Water Working Group