WILLISTON - The Williston City Commission approved a contract for the city’s wastewater to be sold to Oasis Petroleum for use as hydraulic fracturing water.

“This will help with our volume issues,” said Public Works Director David Tuan. “We have far too much wastewater coming into the plant that we can deal with.”

The Oasis site is just west of the wastewater facility. More than 440,000 barrels of water is expected to be sold to Oasis and bring in approximately $110,000 of revenue to the city.

“This is a big deal in terms of releasing volume, and means a sale contract and potential revenue,” Tuan said.

No water will be trucked into town, and instead will be taken directly out of the pond.