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Reviewing Pond Liners: RPE vs HDPE

No matter what type of pond you're building, your first goal is to ensure it doesn't leak. 

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How Do I Choose a Fish Safe Pond Liner?

When you're investing your money, time, and labor in a pond that will bring you countless hours of pleasure, you want to be sure that both fish and plants will thrive.

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What’s the Best Pond Budget? Prioritizing Your Expenses

Your liner selection is critical at this point in your project. 

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What’s the Best Pond Budget? Considering Your Options

Every pond construction project needs to have a carefully crafted budget.

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Reviewing Pond Liners: HDPE, LDPE, RPE

Polyethylene is the most common type of consumer plastic and appears in everyday materials, from food packaging to bulletproof vests. 

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Reviewing Pond Liner Materials: EPDM and PVC

There are dozens of flexible liner materials available that allow you to design and build the pond of your dreams

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How do I Compare Preformed Pond Liners?

Preformed plastic ponds are often the liner of choice for inexperienced pond owners. 

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The Return Flow Pump for Drought Ponds

The tailwater return flow pump is responsible for moving water from the tailwater pond and moving it back into the irrigation system for reuse. 

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Lining a Tailwater Pond

Water caught in tailwater ponds for reuse can still carry dangerous chemicals down into the groundwater as it seeps into the soil.

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Chasing Your Tailwater

Excess tailwater is still likely going to be present with the amount of water one uses to ensure proper soil saturation

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Common Canal Issues for Drought Management

Cracks can form due to freezing and thaw cycles during winter months, or sun exposure, if the lining method isn't UV-durable. 

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Flood/Furrow Irrigation for Droughts

For millennia, the traditional form of irrigation was flood irrigation. 

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Irrigation Considerations for Drought Management

Improving our ability to water our crops has been on the human consciousness for a long time. 

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Dealing with Drought

The World Meteorological Organization and Global Water Partnership released "Three Pillars of Integrated Drought Management" guidelines for experts and global leaders for managing drought recovery and preparation. 

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Drought Statistics and Data

Since the weekly Drought Report began reporting in 2000, anywhere from 20% to 70% of the United States has been experiencing drought-like conditions. 

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Fabrication and Installation of Liners

It's easiest to install a floating cover along with the liner before water is pumped in for storage.

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Comparing Geomembranes for Floating Covers

As a class, geomembranes work well as floating covers for lagoons and covers because of their durability, flexibility, stretch resistance, UV resistance, and chemical compatibility.

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Building the Ideal Floating Cover: Prioritize Your Needs

Some types of wastewater, like acidic mining and infectious medical waste, are particularly challenging to contain, and covers are no different.

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Ballast Balls and Plates for Wastewater Containment

Floating ballast balls or plates are a new entry into the floating cover market. 

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The Nitty Gritty of Floating Covers

Floating covers are flexible, adaptable, and function remarkably well to improve efficiency in wastewater processing. 

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What Are the Unique Benefits of Floating Covers for Wastewater?

Floating covers are used to secure wastewater held in tanks, lagoons, and similar impoundments. 

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What Kind of Wastewater Needs to be Covered?

Any wastewater that suffers from the afflictions above can profit from covers

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Why Cover Wastewater and Sewage?: Part 2

Organic wastewater contains large amounts of nutrients, which promote plant growth.

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Why Cover Wastewater and Sewage?: Part 1

At first, it may seem odd to put a lid on a pond, but in reality, storage tanks, cisterns, and other facilities usually appear with covers in place.

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Wastewater Management and Containment

Since wastewater storage facilities often serve for extended periods, engineers must consider long-term risks. 

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