Thousands have lived without love, not one without water."
-- W.H. Auden
Australian farmers and irrigators face water evaporation is in excess of 2 m per year over most of Australia’s
landmass. With average rainfall in Australia being less than 500 mm per year and falling, efficient water storage is vital to a sustainable agricultural sector.
Many farmers have their own dams to store water, however these farm dams are exposed to rapid evaporation rates. Based on figures from the Bureau of Meteorology, it can be shown that evaporation occurs on average at a rate of 6.4 litres of water per square meter per day
. For a farm dam with a surface area of only 100m2
that equates to a water loss of 640 litres per day
Aus Twin Plastic Board understands the severity of this problem and has designed a high quality and affordable solution to meet this need. It's DIY Enviro Dam Cover is made of highly flexible Twin Plastic Board and greatly reduces evaporation
, while also protecting the water quality
and allowing for rain water to top up the dam. With a low price of only $8.00 per m2
, this solution offers the best protection from water loss at the most affordable rate available on the market today.
Enviro dam covers offer many advantages over other commercial solutions.
- Non-chemical solution
The Enviro Dam Cover is not chemically based, but rather hinders evaporation naturally through a Twin Plastic Board cover.
- Maintaining healthy water quality
Our solution hampers bacterial growth by allowing natural UV light to filter through and kill bacteria. This helps maintain the water in a good condition.
- Highly Affordable
Enviro Dam Covers are a highly affordable solution at only $8.00 per square meter. This cost is quickly recovered through the conservation of thousands of litres of water a day (try our Cost Saving Calculator.
(For more information about the efficiency and prices of various commercial solutions, see this 2004 report from the National Program for Sustainable Irrigation.)