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Do Winery Produced Water Ponds Need Covers?

While it’s true that all produced water ponds on wineries need some kind of impermeable liner, the same can’t be said for covers. 

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Designing Produced Ponds for Wineries

Now that you’ve explored the challenges of storing produced water from wineries and some of the common sources of it, it’s time to consider specific design parameters. 

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The Importance of Containment for Produced Winery Water

Wine may be safe to drink, but that doesn’t make it safe to release into water or soil. 

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How is Produced Water Created at Wineries?

The winery that ships in bulk juice may not need irrigation water, but it still needs a steady supply of fresh water for sanitizing and cleaning every part of the fermentation system. 

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Other Types of Waste and Water Storage Pits for Hydraulic Fracturing

Processed water holding pits are far from the only ponds, and similar structures, on the hydraulic fracturing site.

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Renovating Existing Produced Water Pits with New Liners

If you have old, existing, produced water pits, you may wonder how much work and investment it would take to get them running again.

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Discharge vs Reuse for Produced Water

While all produced water requires some amount of storage, there’s a big difference in how the pits are designed if you plan to simply discharge the water rather than reusing it. 

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What Damages Produced Water Pit Liners?

All pit liners break down eventually, but some geomembranes are more durable than others.

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Risks from Produced Water Liner Leaks

Without a thorough understanding of the risks of produced water, it’s hard to motivate managers and maintenance teams to keep pits and ponds secure and well-kept. 

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The Challenges of Lining Produced Water Pits

Produced water pits have a tough job; holding back thousands to millions of gallons of wastewater. Considering that most mixtures also include abrasives sands and sludges that wear away at the liner over time, it’s a wonder that there aren’t more leaks and losses. 

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The Sources of Produced Water

Produced water can technically come from many sources, since the term is widely used for various types of industrial waste water. 

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Which Liners Work Best for Containing Produced Water?

All pits and ponds used for storing produced water, even temporarily, should be lined. 

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