Our team was recently invited to speak with Shannon Oelkers from Integrity Environmental on their podcast Tank Talk regarding XR® Geomembrane liners and how they perform in extreme environments.
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases a report on the state of infrastructure in the U.S. The report is in the form of a report card with an A to F grade and includes details on the overall grade in the 17 supporting categories. The 2021 report card has been released and for the first time in 20 years the new grade is a C-. The previous overall grade was a D.
While investment has increased in the last 10 years, ASCE estimates that from 2020 to 2029, only just over one-half of the $1.04 trillion needed for the water sector (Drinking Water/Wastewater/Stormwater) has been allocated.
Of the 17 categories that make up the report card, several of them have extensive uses for geomembranes. To follow are the five critical areas where geomembranes can be cost-effective alternatives to other solutions.
Kingsley Field in Oregon Uses Seaman XR-5 for Fuel Tank Containment
Installation: Kingsley Field ANG Secondary Fuel Containment
Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon
Purpose: Secondary Fuel Containment
Owner: Oregon Air National Guard
Solution: XR-5® Geomembrane by Seaman Corporation
Engineer: Tetra Tech
Fabricator: ACF West
Installer: ACF West
Date Installed: October 2020