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Should I Line My Pond or Not?

It’s easy to assume that excavation is the most challenging part of building a small to medium sized pond. However, a properly shaped and compacted pond will still lose water and cost too much money to keep filled unless it’s lined.

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Reducing Mining Pond Effects on Waterfowl and Migratory Birds

In addition to ensuring that contaminated water from oil and gas production does not negatively impact people by accidentally entering soil or water supply, impact on waterfowl and migratory birds is also being assessed.

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Using Evaporation Ponds in the Oil and Gas Industry

Evaporation ponds, lined with quality, high density polyethylene liners, provide an affordable solution for processing production and flow back water in the oil and gas industry.

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Brine Water Treatment through Evaporation Ponds

Brine may be a word you associate with the ocean or pickles, but there are dozens of other sources of saltwater throughout the industrial and manufacturing sector.

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Use of Evaporation Ponds in the Mining Industry

Some of the largest and most well-designed evaporation ponds in the world were built for the use of the mining industry.

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Contaminated Sites Benefit from Evaporation Ponds

It’s best to avoid contaminating soil and water in the first place by handling wastewater and similar contaminants properly from the beginning.

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Evaporation Ponds in Agriculture

In many rural, agricultural areas there is no nearby access to rivers or oceans for drain water disposal.

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Evaporation Ponds for Salt

Salt ponds are a very common type of evaporation pond.

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Evaporation Ponds for Landfill Leachates

Landfills are a common source of contaminated runoff that needs special handling.

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Choosing a Liner for an Evaporation Pond

Once the location has been chosen, you must select a liner. There are two basic options; clay or a multi-layer RPE liner.

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What are Evaporation Ponds?

Evaporation ponds are small, man-made, shallow bodies of water with large surface areas that efficiently utilize wind and sunlight for evaporation.

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Creating Opportunities to Recharge the Groundwater Supply

While most pond owners aim to reduce seepage by installing an impermeable liner, there is a natural function to the effect.

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Choosing a Liner for Potable or Agricultural Use

Many commercial pond liners are marketed as being compatible with potable drinking water supplies or agricultural uses. 

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Preventing Valuable Pond Water Loss Through Seepage

Every gallon lost from a groundwater storage pond represents wasted energy and a reduced volume available for irrigation or drinking water. 

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Reasons to Hold Groundwater Supplies in Ponds

Groundwater is defined as any water that manages to slip through the pores between particles of soil, sand, and rock and gather below the surface. 

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Groundwater Extraction and Pond Storage for Drinking and Agriculture

On the opposite end of the water storage spectrum, groundwater is often pumped during periods of high volume and stored for future use. 

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Reusing Mining Groundwater

Finding opportunities to reuse the processed groundwater, produced by mining and drilling, prevents environmental damage while saving money. 

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Retrofitting Existing Groundwater Lagoons

Failed, or leaking, groundwater lagoons aren’t necessarily beyond repair. 

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Lining Solutions to Preventing Contamination for Lagoons

Durable and flexible liners made from a high-quality polymer work best for groundwater storage lagoons and ponds of all kinds. 

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Lagoons vs Ponds

If you’re looking for standards from the EPA regarding groundwater and wastewater storage, you’ll need to determine whether you’re building a lagoon or a pond.

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Uses for Groundwater Storage Lagoons in Mining

The mining industry builds some of the largest and most complex groundwater storage lagoons of all. 

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Storing Mining Groundwater in Secure Lagoons

Power generation plants, natural gas extraction sites and hydraulic fracturing all require groundwater for cooling or processing. 

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What to Choose Instead of a Preformed Pond Liner

It’s easier than you think to choose a pond liner, regardless of the purpose of the pond or your budget.

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The Hidden Cost of Preformed Pond Liners

It’s all too easy to get a quote on a roll of pond liner and then compare that to the cost of a preformed liner at the local hardware store. 

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The Difficulty of Installing Skimmers and Filters in Preformed Pond Liners

Some people assume that the small size or manmade design of their backyard pond eliminates the need for pumps, filters, and skimmers. 

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