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  • Reduced storage as no rain water is collected from the surface area of the bladder
  • No freeboard required further reducing storage requirement
  • Minimal earthworks required, storage bladders are self-supporting

When considering storage options, an effluent storage bladder may be your best solution.

Like all lined storage solutions, it is preferable to separate solids before storage. For smaller farms an effluent storage bladder may very well fit in with your existing infrastructure of a good stone trap and sump.

Labaronne bladders have been manufactured in France for over 50 years and have an excellent track record. They have been used in locations over Europe, Africa, South America and New Zealand so they are well tested and proven.

Some key advantages of storage bladders are:

• Reduced storage as no rain water is collected

• No freeboard is required as typically needed in a tank or a pond, further reducing storage

• No building permits required

• Minimal earthworks required, bladders are self supporting and only require a compacted sand pad

• Ideal for areas with high water tables or unstable soils such as peat

Environmental Features:
• Minimal odour as there is no exposure to air
• Excellent nutrient retention, no nitrogen is lost to the atmosphere as it is a covered storage system
• Less storage is required meaning less effluent to apply, reduces environmental impact
• No crusting as effluent is not exposed to air

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  • Can be sited anywhere provided a flat platform can be established
  • Ideal for effluent storage on peat or other high-water table soil conditions
  • Possible to gravity feed a pump from above ground tanks
  • Covered options available

All property conditions are different, some are tight on space, some have more rainfall than others and the soil conditions can vary from farm to farm. All of these factors need to be taken in to account when installing an Above Ground Tank. 

The correct size and positioning of the tank will be unique to each property. Most above ground tanks are of a modular bolted construction. It enables simple logistics to remote locations and facilities, rapid and cost-effective installation.

Factoring in annual rainfall will help determine what size tank is needed although a fitted cover will eliminate rain from entering the tank. Rain diversion systems on a property, can also help increase the effluent capacity of a tank, by keeping the rainfall out. Above Ground Tanks also provide security against flooding.

Environmental Features:
• Easy leak detection
• Can be covered from rainfall
• Can be used on high-water table areas
• Less likely to leak underground without noticing, compared to traditional ponds