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Some of the largest and most well-designed evaporation ponds in the world were built for the use of the mining industry.
It’s best to avoid contaminating soil and water in the first place by handling wastewater and similar contaminants properly from the beginning.
In many rural, agricultural areas there is no nearby access to rivers or oceans for drain water disposal.
Salt ponds are a very common type of evaporation pond.
Landfills are a common source of contaminated runoff that needs special handling.
Once the location has been chosen, you must select a liner. There are two basic options; clay or a multi-layer RPE liner.
Evaporation ponds are small, man-made, shallow bodies of water with large surface areas that efficiently utilize wind and sunlight for evaporation.
While most pond owners aim to reduce seepage by installing an impermeable liner, there is a natural function to the effect.
Many commercial pond liners are marketed as being compatible with potable drinking water supplies or agricultural uses.
Every gallon lost from a groundwater storage pond represents wasted energy and a reduced volume available for irrigation or drinking water.