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AquaLastic® canal repair solutions for urban, rural, degraded and leaking irrigation canals




Winfield, Jill, author
U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, publisher

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The AquaLastic® Canal Repair System is a solution for severely degraded, leaking and potentially leaking concrete irrigation canals. AquaLastic® was developed in response to an industry need, by two individuals from Washington State who thought of taking a known polyurea substance and developing it in specific ways to meet the unique, worsening conditions of aging irrigation systems. Today, over 6 million linear feet of AquaLastic® has been applied to Western irrigation canals and the AquaLastic® technology has performed to flawless standards ever since the first installation over eight years ago. At Quincy Columbia Irrigation District, WA, it remains as effective in the canal as the day it was installed, even though AquaLastic® has since gone through subsequent product and application improvements. There are many irrigation districts that have substantially benefited from AquaLastic®. These districts saved large dollar amounts when compared to other methods of canal repair or replacement, and AquaLastic® also stopped water leaks, thereby recouping much of the cost of installation via water sales that would otherwise have been lost. AquaLastic® is an example of how products developed for other industry areas have, and continue, to be adapted in productive and useful ways for other uses.


Presented at the fifth international conference on irrigation and drainage, Irrigation and drainage for food, energy and the environment on November 3-6, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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