Oil & Gas companies that perform hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale are typically recycling about two thirds of the water they use. These are the results of a study by Penn State hydrogeologist David Yoxtheimer. "The industry is striving to reuse as much flowback water as possible", Yoxtheimer said.
Many who are opposed to Marcellus development site extreme water demand as a problem. However, statistics clearly show that other industries comsume much more water.