A little yellow stake, surrounded by acres of trees near I-12 and Hwy. 1088 in Mandeville, is where Helis Oil says the center of its fracking well operation will take place, if it’s given the OK.
The company took Eyewitness News on a tour of the planned well pad area Wednesday to lay out the intended look of the land, which will include a pond for fresh water used in the fracking process, storage tanks, piping and housing for workers, all surrounded by a two-foot berm.
The company says as much as 4 million gallons of clean water will be driven in to use over seven days during the actual fracking. They anticipate truck traffic to and from the site, which they already plan to adjust around school traffic at Lakeshore High, to be an average of five to six trucks a day