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Why are Most Retention Ponds Often So Unpopular?

Retention ponds are actually a positive feature of any neighborhood or urban area, but they’re not always popular. 

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The Importance of Water Retention Ponds

Retention ponds were once only used in agriculture and industrial site development, but now they’re commonly found in neighborhoods, and even backyards, in areas with heavy rainfall.

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Other Water Features That Can Protect and Build Aquatic Habitats

New water features aren’t always designed as aquatic habitats, but they can still play an important role in protecting other existing ecosystems. 

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What Pond Liners Are Safe for All Aquatic Habitats?

No one aquatic habitat is quite identical to another, whether you’re comparing them in the wild or in a zoo environment. 

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The Challenges of Lining Aquatic Habitats

The easiest ponds and basins to line feature low sloping banks, flat bottoms, and relatively shallow designs. 

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Natural Aquatic Habitat Restoration

Restoring existing aquatic habitats and bodies of water is preferred over trying to build new ones from scratch. 

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Aquatic Habitats in Nature: Establishing New Ones

The majority of aquatic habitat projects undertaken in the real world are restorations designed to help improve and stabilize existing aquatic habitats. 

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Aquatic Habitat Design for Enclosures

Zoo and aquarium aquatic habitats are some of the most challenging to design.

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Oilfield Remediation Pits and Pads

Onsite remediation, for drilling wastewater and mud, is one of the most challenging aspects of oilfield design. 

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Keep Flare Stack Pits Clean with Lining

Flaring is one of the most controversial ,yet important, parts of operating an active oil or gas pumping operation. 

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Temporary vs Permanent Reserve Pits in Oilfields

Most reserve pits, built on the oilfield, are divided not by their specific use for processing but rather they length of time they’ll hold the same wastewater. 

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Fire Protection and Retention Ponds for Oilfields

Most of the pits and ponds installed around an oilfield will be filled with liquids and sludges that are lightly to heavily flammable.

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Lining Drilling Pads on the Oilfield

Drilling pads are the heart of the oilfield operation and they deserve plenty of attention to ensure they’re meeting all local and state regulations on environmental protection. 

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Lining Options for Oilfield Pits

With so many lining materials commonly sold for pond use today, it’s easy to assume that the majority of them might work well for pits on the oilfield. 

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Risks of Improper Lining of Oilfield Pits

Oilfield pits of all types and sizes require proper lining to retain their wastewater loads. 

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Pit Liner Challenges Common to the Oilfield

Pits and ponds are used for storing various types of waste in almost every major industry. 

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Types of Oilfield Pits

The oilfield is technically just the deposit of oil itself and the land or water above it. 

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Options for Dealing with the Water Stored in Frac Pits

Frac pits may be designed with care and covered with liners warrantied to last decades, but they’re usually only used from six months to a few years at most. 

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What Makes Frac Pits More Challenging Than Other Fracking Ponds?

Hydraulic fracturing sites often have half a dozen or more unique types of ponds and pits in order to manage the various risks around the property.

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Selecting the Right Liner Material for Frac Pits

Selecting the right liner material is important for every pond, impoundment, and other water-holding area. 

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Recycling and Treating Produced Water in Fracking

With millions of gallons of fresh water going into each hydraulic fracturing well, it’s no wonder that hundreds of thousands of gallons can come back out.

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How to Keep Produced Water and Other Frac Byproducts from Affecting the Local Environment

It’s well-known that produced water, in particular, can have negative effects on the water and soil surrounding the oil field. 

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What are Frac Pits and Ponds?

The hydraulic fracturing work site is often full of various basins, pits, and ponds to hold fluids and other materials close to the active well pads. 

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Fertilizing for Fishing Lakes

If you’re used to fertilizing fields for bigger crop yields, you may have already heard of fertilizing ponds as well. 

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Private vs Public Fishing Lakes and Ponds

Building a private fishing lake may seem like a big project just for something to share with friends and family. 

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