Role of Lagoon Liners and Reservoir Liners
Sewage lagoon liners work by helping control wastewater seepage, an important aspect for the maintenance of drinking water quality. Raw sewage and wastewater sludge present in septic tanks, lagoons, reservoirs, and sewer lines have the potential to leak, overflow and eventually seep into the drinking water during the wastewater treatment cycle. This elevates the risk of toxic substances such as contaminants, nitrates, bacteria and other materials entering the drinking water supply.
If you do not have reliable lagoon liners you risk the chance of wastewater seepage due to:
Improperly Lined Lagoons – This is by far one of the most common causes of wastewater seepage. Leaks in sewage lagoon liners can result in wastewater to penetrate deep into the ground and eventually contaminating clean water supplies. The leaks may be caused by a variety of reasons namely punctured liners, overflow, or the use of substandard lining material. The use of our tried and tested lagoon liners can help reduce the possibility of wastewater seepage on your lagoon systems.
Reduced Capacity of the Lagoon – the capacity of lagoon systems is greatly influenced by the presence of the buildup of sludge. The more sludge present, the less capacity of the lagoon and the greater the risk of wastewater eventually seeping into precious clean groundwater and streams because of the lack of space for it to be contained.
Surplus Wastewater and Contaminants – There are instances when the volume of wastewater that undergoes processing is really high resulting in a larger concentration of contaminants that can cause seepage. The result is a slowing down of movement of the wastewater through the system, causing it to remain more in place longer and hence the possibility of seepage into the surrounding water also increases.