Water Resources & Management
Our relationship with Antero Resources allows us to provide the necessary fresh and recycled water for use in drilling and completion operations, as well as services to recycle and reuse, or dispose of produced water resulting from those operations. Antero Midstream has built an extensive network of 351 miles of fresh water pipelines and 37 impoundments, delivering 197 thousand barrels of fresh water per day to Antero Resources. Our infrastructure reduces the number of water trucks traversing local roads in and around the communities where Antero operates. Additionally, during seasonal dry periods, Antero’s fresh water impoundments provide an alternative source of fresh water to alleviate stress on local streams and reservoirs.
Antero Midstream treated and blended water at a variety of locations in 2019 to provide recycled produced water and flowback for use by Antero Resources in its drilling and completions operations. Antero Midstream added the Pioneer Water Facility, a water blending and recycling facility, and surface water lines to its water-recycling infrastructure. Another benefit of the implementation of blending operations within our active operating area is the reduction in the amount of water sent to injection for disposal in 2019.
Antero Midstream uses a limited amount of fresh water, primarily for construction activities and dust suppression on access roads.