Drought

The United States is currently under drought conditions from portions of the Midwest and southern plains all the way to California, Oregon and Washington. In California, the drought is so severe that certain communities have been warned that they could run out of water in as little as 100 days. These critical shortages affect states and individual communities in every aspect of water use: municipal, industrial, recreational, environmental and agricultural. Discussions have arisen at all levels concerning appropriate usage, storage and delivery of this critical resource that will affect policies and practices for years to come.

A drought does, however, provide the opportunity for farmers and ranchers to invest in the future by maintaining and upgrading farm ponds, livestock ponds and irrigation ponds; as water levels drop, full scale renovations become easier to implement. Some landowners will choose to deepen or enlarge existing ponds to increase water supply for the future, while others will work to improve water quality, access and supply.

One important upgrade to consider is the addition of an impermeable liner to your water containment system that will prevent precious water from seeping away. Unlike traditional sealing techniques, reinforced polyethylene liners can be quickly installed and offer guaranteed containment. These upgrades improve water availability over a longer period of time and make agricultural businesses more drought tolerant.

BTL offers geosynthetic liners and polyethylene lake and pond liners with pricing options to fit every budget. BTL makes the largest panels in the industry—some in excess of 150,000 square feet—all while maintaining the highest standards, speed of delivery, customer service and uncompromising quality. BTL has served our agricultural customers for over thirty years with 100% North American made products, and BTL is ready to put our expertise to work for you!

Call us today at 541-447-0712 for an estimate or free consultation.

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