|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2018
(14) Reporting Segments
The Partnership’s operations are located in the United States and are organized into two reporting segments: (1) gathering and processing and (2) water handling and treatment.
Gathering and Processing
The gathering and processing segment includes a network of gathering pipelines and compressor stations, that collect and process production from Antero Resources’ wells in West Virginia and Ohio. The gathering and processing segment also includes equity in earnings from processing and fractionation plants through our equity in the Joint Venture with MarkWest.
Water Handling and Treatment
The Partnership’s water handling and treatment segment includes two independent systems that deliver fresh water from sources including the Ohio River, local reservoirs as well as several regional waterways. The water handling and treatment segment also includes a wastewater treatment facility that is currently undergoing testing and commissioning, as well as other fluid handling services which includes high rate transfer, wastewater transportation, disposal and treatment. See Note 2—Summary of Significant Accounting Polices, Property and Equipment.
These segments are monitored separately by management for performance and are consistent with internal financial reporting. These segments have been identified based on the differing products and services, regulatory environment and the expertise required for these operations. We evaluate the performance of the Partnership’s business segments based on operating income. Interest expense is primarily managed and evaluated on a consolidated basis.
Summarized financial information concerning the Partnership’s segments for the periods indicated is shown in the following table (in thousands):
The entire disclosure for reporting segments including data and tables. Reportable segments include those that meet any of the following quantitative thresholds a) it's reported revenue, including sales to external customers and intersegment sales or transfers is 10 percent or more of the combined revenue, internal and external, of all operating segments b) the absolute amount of its reported profit or loss is 10 percent or more of the greater, in absolute amount of 1) the combined reported profit of all operating segments that did not report a loss or 2) the combined reported loss of all operating segments that did report a loss c) its assets are 10 percent or more of the combined assets of all operating segments.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef