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Water is a critical resource and we take responsibility for the water we use in our natural gas operations very seriously.
We take a responsible approach to the sourcing, use, transport and disposal of water. We recognize that the water requirements and challenges posed by our operations require tailored approaches to water management. We work to reduce the use of freshwater through the sourcing of alternatives wherever possible. Each of our resource plays has its own water strategy, which may include sourcing both surface water and groundwater.
We have also developed corporate guidance on water tracking and reporting as part of Ethos, our company-wide EH&S management system. This guidance helps us to:
|Encana Water Use (Bbls)||2010||2011||2012|
|Total fresh water (surface & groundwater)||NPR||NPR||34,325,457|
|Total saline water (groundwater)||NPR||NPR||52,419|
|Total source water used (1)||NPR||NPR||34,377,876|
(1) Total source water used consists of fresh and saline water sources but does not include produced, recycled or reused water.