Frequently Asked Questions

A tank battery is a group of tanks that are connected to receive produced water from a well.  A tank is normally a single- or double-steel or fiberglass vessel that can hold 200-400 barrels. The tank battery also includes some production equipment, such as gas separators which allow the produced water to be separated from the gas.  The produced water is removed from the tanks by truck, and taken to disposal facilities outside of the City.

A sudden, escape of gas and water from a drilling well when high pressure gas is encountered and efforts to prevent or to control the escape has not been successful.

A device attached immediately above the casing to control the pressure and prevent the escape of fluids from the annular space between the drill pipe and casing or shut off the hole, if no drill pipe is in the hole, should a blowout occur. These devices are pressure tested between 3,500 – 5,000 psi when installed and every two weeks afterwards.

The Fire Department handles all gas well emergencies. If there is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

For non-emergency gas well concerns, contact the Gas Well Inspector.

The City does not handle royalties or mineral rights.  If you have any questions, you should call the operator of the gas well on or adjacent to your property.

Registering for the portal is easy! Just follow these three steps to get started:

  1. Log on - mansfieldwater.watersmart.com
  2. Register - Use your account number listed on your water bill as your registration code.
  3. Personalize - Answer the simple profile survey to provide accurate comparisons to similar households.

Mansfield Fire Rescue processes requests for reports through the City Secretary’s Office located at 1200 E. Broad St. Requests for reports must be made in writing and are accepted for processing 72 hours after the incident. You may email your request to [email protected].

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