SOURCE: Fortress Environmental SWD

Fortress Environmental SWD

July 21, 2015 06:30 ET

Fortress Opens $9.3 Million Eagle Ford Shale Saltwater Disposal Well to Provide the Hydraulic Fracturing Industry With an Environmentally Friendly Site to Pump Produced Water Back to Its Source

The El Cruce #1 SWD Well Serves Drilling Companies and Tanker Trucking Fleets Seeking to Offload Oilfield Produced Saltwater From Atascosa, DeWitt, Gonzales, Karnes, Live Oak and Wilson Counties

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 21, 2015) - Fortress Environmental Services (FES) ( announced that it has opened a new $9.3 million, state-of-the-art Saltwater Disposal (SWD) well in Waelder, Texas to serve oil & gas hydraulic fracturing operations in the Eagle Ford Shale Play. Per the Texas Railroad Commission, the El Cruce #1 SWD well can accept 25,000 barrels of produced saltwater (more than 190 transport tanker trucks per day), which is pumped to a depth of approximately 8,000 feet.

The Fortress Environmental SWD site is located at GPS Coordinate: 29.661534, -97.299444, which is between Waelder and Gonzales in Texas on Highway 97 a 1/4 mile south of Interstate 10 (exit I-10 at mile marker 649). Truckers, dispatchers and oilfield service companies can call Diana Olmos at (830) 788-7602 to generate a service ticket or and signup online on the 24x7 company website at:

All roads to the huge Fortress Environmental Services 10-acre truck stop are paved. The SWD facility provides four pull-through lanes, rapid 8-minute saltwater pump-outs, quick 30-minute truck tank washouts and convenient 10-minute fill-ups from an onsite 50,000 BBL fresh water depot.

In addition to quick SWD produced water disposal and fresh water refill services, the Fortress Environmental Services' facility also provides a free food buffet for truckers to get a warm meal.

The air-conditioned trucker's lounge/break room provides free high-speed Wi-Fi internet access for checking emails and trucking apps, charging up cell phones/laptops and enjoying hot food, cold drinks and/or a fresh pot of coffee. 

There is also an outdoor shade tent with a BBQ grill as well as the option for free hot showers for both men and women to provide a fresh start on the long haul to the next truck stop.

The site is environmentally friendly and uses carefully engineered sloped concrete wash racks to capture all run off water. Thousands of gallons of water per day are sent through a three-stage filtration system, which allows 85% of all water to be recycled.

Contact Information

  • Jim Casparie
    Director, Business Development
    Fortress Environmental Holdings
    (714) 801-1275
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    Mike Parsons
    Chief Executive Officer/Founder
    Fortress Environmental Holdings
    (800) 392-6850
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