Recycling, Reusing, Repurposing
Maverick believes water is a precious resource. The company makes certain the water required for its operations is used responsibly, and wherever possible, recycled, reused or repurposed.
Maverick protects freshwater resources by:
- Reducing water withdrawals
- Reusing water within its operations, including through re-injection
- Repurposing and treating wastewater
- Recycling city water for operational use, instead of using potable water
- Replenishing wetlands by maintaining a freshwater pipeline
These efforts are particularly important in operating areas where water supplies are limited, such as West Texas and New Mexico, though water management is a consideration for all of Maverick’s operations. The company is sensitive to local concerns around the use of water and proactively seeks solutions that avoid placing additional stress on ecosystems.
Maverick has committed to provide water for wildlife as a means of habitat enhancement in the Permian Basin. The company maintains a freshwater pipeline that delivers necessary water to Loco Lagoon, a pond in Lea County, New Mexico. The wetlands habitat at the pond supports numerous fish and bird species year round.
In 2021, Maverick formed partnerships for the preservation of water with the City of Eunice, New Mexico and the City of Jay, Florida. Maverick recycles city wastewater to use in the production of oil and natural gas, which benefits the surrounding communities and environment by easing the strain on potable freshwater resources.