Changing rainfall patterns and unpredictable seasons are increasingly becoming the norm. This is why water conservation is a must for farmers, ranches, and livestock keepers.
Emu Sacco offers a pragmatic community-based approach to water security within the Upper Ewaso Basin. We provide financing and technical support for water storage, management, and applications. Through our membership we have established a savings and credit program. Our collective savings generate a borrowing pool that farmers can use to access finances for household/farm level investments in water harvesting, storage and infrastructure.
Members are linked to purchase water harvesting/storage equipment (dam liners) from Afro Drip Ltd., Kenya, in Nairobi. Through this partnership, members get the best quality dam liners at very competitive rates. Our dam liners line the walls and floors of water reservoirs to prevent water loss through seepage. We factory weld our dam liners to keep them leak proof during their entire lifetime of use. Leakage is a common occurrence with a manually welded liner, and we only allow it where it is impractical to factory weld.
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What kind of pond liner is best?
The best dam liner to use depends on the volume of water held and the surface type. If it is a large reservoir, a thicker liner is better. If the pond surface is smooth then a lighter gauge liner will work.
What are the different types of dam liners in Kenya?
Our dam liners are 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.75mm and 1mm thick. They are in widths to fit the size and shape of the reservoir or tank. Emu Sacco’s technical team will install it for free for the client then test the liner over the next days or weeks.
How is liner thickness determined?
- The volume of water held. The larger the volume the greater the weight and a thicker liner is used
- The wall and floor surface texture. Thicker liners will be used for rough surfaces
Can I put an old pond liner over an old one?
No, you cannot. Remove the old liner then replace it with the new one
How long do pond liners last?
It depends on the thickness. 0.5mm lasts for 12 years, 0.75 lasts for 20 years, and 1mm lasts for 35 years
How to install dam liners in your irrigation water reservoir or water tank
To support the liner in a reservoir, the owner will trench at a distance of 1M all around it. This trench is a foot deep and a foot wide. Once installation within the reservoir is complete, the liner edges are tucked in this trench and covered. This holds the liner in place during its period of use. For the tank, a steel or wooden band will support the liner in the inner tank’s wall for covered tanks, and on the outer tank walls for open water tanks.
Safety and Protection
Dam liners, once installed, are slippery, animals, children, or people who fall in will find it difficult to get out. We recommend fencing the pond once the liner is installed, and to make a rope handy for anyone that needs to get themselves or others out of the pond.