BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) has been notified of a produced water spill on a well pad in McKenzie County. The well is operated by Landtech Enterprises, LLC.

The incident occurred about 14 miles east of Watford City on January 11, and it was reported January 13. The cause of the spill was a valve failure.

Landtech Enterprises estimates that approximately 290 barrels of produced water were released, with about 4 barrels migrating off site and impacting pasture land.

Personnel from the NDDEQ are inspecting the site and will continue to monitor the investigation and remediation.