Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is asking the council on Monday to allow the company to use the water for its drilling and hydraulic fracturing programs to free underground petroleum products.
Anadarko spokesman John Christiansen says the company wants to use about 30,000 barrels of water a day for its operations in Wattenberg Field in northeastern Colorado.
According to the Denver Post, the company would only use water that has already been used by customers, treated at a wastewater plant and released into the South Platte River.
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