Westwater, Utah fracking waste water treatment property close to Colorado border- oil & gas drilling water facility

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Utah wastewater and fracking treatment facility near Colorado border and Interstate 70
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Utah fracking waste water treatment plant for sale near Colorado border

Located in Westwater, UT adjacent to Interstate 70, this wastewater treatment facility is only two miles from the Colorado border west of Grand Junction.  The 15-acre property has very easy access to I-70, right off a major interchange, with little other traffic. Designed to treat 5,000 barrels (bbls)/day of produced water a day, the system discharges the treated effluent to the Coal Creek wash under Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) permit # UT0025917.  In addition to the treatment system, the facility has two permitted salt water disposal wells located on site.  Oil & Gas Wastewater is trucked to the site from both the Piceance and Uinta formations and produced water suitable for treatment is sent to oil recovery while all other water received is sent to a buffer tank and held for injection. 

Turn-key property is high quality construction and ready to go to work—oil & gas drilling water facility

This site is a turn-key operation with all of the pumps, motors, tanks, wells, permits and equipment in place. The facility started operation in late 2012 accepting oil & gas wastewater for disposal through an on-site injection well.  The treatment process became operational in August of 2014. Annual production water volumes in the Uinta Basin in 2014 were over 50,000,000 bbls. Annual production water volumes in the Piceance Basin in 2014 were well over 100,000,000 bbls.

Utah produced water treatment facility for sale

Produced water from oil and gas operations delivered to the water treatment plant via tanker trucks is offloaded through one or two of six unloading bays.  Once off-loaded, wastewater is treated for limited reuse, injection, or surface discharge.  The pretreatment process includes the following processes and procedures:

  • Truck Off-Loading
  • Grit and sand separation
  • Storage
  • Oil Recovery using a gun barrel system
  • Injection storage tank with oil/condensate recovery
  • Aeration and disinfection
  • Walnut Shell filtration
  • Chemical precipitation
  • Ceramic microfiltration (CMF)
  • Volatile Organic Carbon (VOC) adsorption using granular activated carbon (GAC)
  • Solids management
  • Surface discharge
  • Subsurface injection

The RO skid was is designed to treat a flow rate of 450 gpm. RO permeate is used for in-house plant water needs and could be sold as a fresh water supply.  Currently excess permeate is surface discharged under UPDES Permit # UT 0025917


  • One 70-barrel RO Supply tank T-501
  • Transfer pump
  • Chemical metering pumps
  • 150 gpm RO skid expandable to 450 gpm
  • One 380-barrel RO Permeate tank T-502
  • Circulation pump
  • Discharge transfer pump
  • Plant water transfer pump

United Country Strategic Client Services (SCS) listing—Colorado and Utah ranch broker Gray Hubbell 

This property is presented through United Country’s Strategic Client Services division, based in Dallas Texas, under the leadership of Mike Jones, President of the SCS division. Gary Hubbell, the lead listing broker of this property, is the Western Regional Director of SCS, and is licensed in Colorado and Utah. This listing is brought to us by Cort Jensen, a broker associate with Gary Hubbell’s Western Real Estate & Auction office based in Utah. Strategic Client Services specializes in marketing and selling unusual properties such as this one.

Property Type: 
Wastewater and Fracking Treatment Plant
Westwater Utah
Climate Zone: 
Pinyon-juniper-sagebrush--5,500-7,000 feet. Arid, medium snowfall.
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Door Type: 
Commercial Rolling Door

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