This segment is from Thursday's edition of '"Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy and materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

Heavy use of freshwater during the fracking process is one reason environmentalists have spoken out against the controversial drilling process. Thanks to companies like Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA), this talking point could be its one way out to pasture. It has recently fracked a well using 100% recycled water. Couple this with the work service companies like Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) and Nuverra Environmental Solutions (NASDAQOTH:NESC) are performing with Halliburton's H2O Forward service, and water constraints should evaporate. For more, tune into the video below. 

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