Pennsylvania DEP


Permitting Strategy for High Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
Wastewater Discharges
April 11, 2009

Statement of the Problem

As the natural gas industry responds to increased energy market demands, Pennsylvania has become a hot-bed for gas exploration and development. Drilling and exploration have the potential to create a significant boost to the local economy, as they also provide opportunities for service companies such as earthmoving contractors, drilling companies, pipe and equipment suppliers and maintenance workers. The Commonwealth fully supports these activities and the development of the Marcellus play.