Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Water Issues in Industry


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. [View Web links related to industry.]

The links below connect to pages with specific information on each topic.


Water Issues in Industry pages

Energy Development

Food Processing


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