if I'm not mistaken, doesn't the state limit your pond/lake size to less than 5 acres in Ohio?
A strange anomaly in Pa is that you do not own the water on your property such as well water, ponds, lakes, rivers or streams. All water is property of the state...sorta like the deer on your land don't belong to you.
But you own the right to limit access to water on your property and can sell the right to access the water so that it can be taken. You can charge by a fee per truckload but I don't know how to do it if they use a pipeline. Perhaps figure the capacity of a specific sized pipeline and then charge them a daily rate.
Interesting....thanks for your input.
A well stimulation (frac) job uses about 1 million gallons of water per 1,000 foot of horizontal length. Therefore, a total frac job may use from 3.5 to 5 million gallons of water per well. A multi-well site uses this quantity of water for each well.
The company must file a water management plan with the DEP and if they location is within the Susquehanna River Basin, the SRBC. The DRBC is not issuing withdrawal permits for drainage there. The Ohio River Basin Commission is not yet involved in withdrawal permitting or discharge quality but is looking at both. So indeed the drilling or stimulation companies must go through some permitting hoops to withdraw water from any source.