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XR-5® Geomembrane Protects Wastewater Treatment Plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma

XR Geomembranes on Oct 19, 2020 12:58:00 PM

When the Haikey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) needed a geomembrane to line its flow equalization basin (FEB), it turned to the XR-5 Geomembrane for its durability and low thermal expansion and contraction properties.


Project Profile:

Application: Wastewater Impoundments
Industry: Municipal Water & Wastewater
Product: 8138 XR-5
Project Name: Haikey Creek WWTP; Equalization Basins 1 & 2
Project Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Date of Installation: 2013 & 2017
Total Square Footage: 215,000 & 250,000 SQ FT

Wastewater Impoundment Liners at Haikey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

XR® technology has a proven track record and provides superior performance in a wide range of applications, including municipal wastewater impoundments. Water reclamation is a vital part of the services provided by government and water agencies, and the public demands it be done correctly.

This topic was presented at the IFAI Geosynthetics Conference and the technical presentation, by Felon Wilson, P.E., is available to view and download.

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Cost-effective due to their ease of installation and proven to be reliable for decades, geomembranes have become a popular front line in protecting natural settings.

When the Haikey Creek WWTP in Tulsa, Oklahoma, needed a geomembrane to line its FEB—which helps with efforts to reduce sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs)—it turned to the XR-5® from XR® Geomembranes.

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XR-5 Geomembrane was the material of choice in this application due it its durability and low thermal expansion and contraction properties. These properties, along with toughness derived from the base fabric, allow the owner to leave the liner exposed, resulting in no slope maintenance and lower construction and operating cost.

The project was part of a rehabilitation effort to improve the Broken Arrow Municipal Authority’s ability to provide wastewater for community residents and businesses.

The Haikey Creek WWTP serves the southeastern Tulsa tributary to Fry, Vensel, and Haikey Creek, and the Broken Arrow tributary to Haikey Creek. Wastewater enters the treatment plant through a 36-inch force main from the southeast lift station and a 30-inch force main and a 24-inch force main from the Haikey Creek lift station.

Why XR-5 Geomembranes?

XR-5 Geomembranes are compatible with harsh liquids and have many advantages over high-density polyethylene (HDPE), chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE), and polypropylene, including superior UV resistance, tensile strength, and more.

The prefabrication of XR-5 Geomembranes, for instance, allows for improved liner integrity by significantly reducing the number of field seams. HDPE is too rigid to prefab. Therefore, all seams are field seams, which translates into longer installation time, higher installation costs, and lower membrane integrity.

Customers trust XR-5 Geomembranes for their stable and low thermal expansion and contraction properties. When your job or application demands the best, long-lasting membrane that retains its integrity against punctures, tears, ultraviolet light, and chemicals, then choose the proven leader with Seaman Corporation’s XR Geomembranes.

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