For irrigation canals, geosynthetic lining systems prevent seepage loss into soils. This improves the economics and sustainability of the irrigation system. The geosynthetic barrier also optimizes water flow in the canal network. Irrigation is conveyed more quickly and efficiently. For hydroelectric canal systems, water is delivered to the power generating stations more dependably and cleanly.
Commercial and recreational canals also benefit from the installation of geosynthetic lining systems. Carbofol® geomembranes and Bentofix® GCL barriers can prevent sedimentation of waterways from high flow or from propellers stirring up the water along the bed. Where water levels are at an elevation higher than the natural groundwater level, the seal guards against seepage loss, thus keeping the canals open to safe navigation.