Canada’s natural gas industry supports a safe and responsible approach to hydraulic fracturing and water management. Protecting water during sourcing, use and handling is a priority for the industry. Industry supports and abides by all regulations governing water use and protection. In addition to government regulations, industry’s guiding principles and operating practices ensure that water sources are protected. For example, each wellbore includes steel casing that is cemented in place to prevent gas or liquid from migrating into groundwater sources.