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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:22 am

LIMESTONE — Residents in the hamlet of Limestone and the town of Carrollton will likely see large trucks hauling water from the community in upcoming days, weeks and months.

The trucks will haul the water for a Marcellus Shale operation in Pennsylvania, announced town officials at Wednesday’s board meeting.

Dave Frederick, town supervisor, said trucks from Triana Energy LLC, which is currently drilling in Mansfield, Pa., arrived in the community this week to purchase water.

The company had approached the community last year to set up a contract for the purchase of 100,000 gallons of water a day to be used for its drilling operation in Tioga County, located over 100 miles away.

Mr. Frederick said the company will pay $12 per 1,000 gallons of water, or $1,200 per day. He said the Triana trucks are filling up at a hydrant near the sewage plant on Railroad Avenue. Company officials also hope to purchase 120,000 gallons of water a day, slightly more than the original request.

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