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Agriculture

In light of recent environmental legislation, it has become necessary to focus on the responsible management of wastewater and animal waste. At COMANCO, we offer practical solutions that can help safeguard against runoff contamination, which may contain nitrates, ammonia, phosphorus, and bacteria, potentially affecting our waterways. These contaminants, when properly contained and managed, can also be turned into valuable nutrients for land use, ultimately reducing fertilizer expenses.

With a dedication to quality, COMANCO constructs lined and covered storage basins using the finest geosynthetic liner materials. These basins allow for the safe retention of liquid and semi-solid waste, enabling controlled disposal or land application. Additionally, our geosynthetic covered containment systems help curb odors and prevent contaminants from affecting the surrounding environment, providing a more responsible and eco-friendly solution.

It’s important to note that traditional compacted soil and clay liners may not offer the same level of protection. Moreover, COMANCO offers the service of relining existing ponds, alongside the construction of new containment ponds and canal liners.

In today’s changing landscape and the challenge of increasing population demands, farmers are being tasked with producing more while preserving our precious resources. COMANCO has been collaborating with the agricultural industry since 1989, across the nation, to identify and implement cost-effective solutions that help mitigate legal and environmental risks.

Our dedicated team of highly trained engineers, quality control technicians, and field installers are committed to completing each project the right way, following ‘The COMANCO Way.’ We rigorously test every weld and seam, adhering to strict production protocols because we understand that your business and our reputation depend on it. At COMANCO, we are steadfast in our commitment to utilizing advanced materials and systems to conserve water and protect the groundwater and adjacent streams, doing our part for a sustainable future.

Aquaculture

COMANCO takes pride in being at the forefront of creating geomembrane-lined Aquaculture ponds and lagoons, serving a diverse range of purposes, including:

  • Fish Hatcheries: We specialize in the installation of geosynthetics for aquaculture facilities for fish hatcheries, providing them with the infrastructure they need to thrive.
  • Fish Farming: Our expertise extends to supporting fish farming operations, ensuring the sustainability and success of these ventures.
  • Recreational Fishing Facilities: COMANCO is committed to enhancing the experience of recreational fishing facilities, offering the best in eco-friendly solutions.
  • Shrimp and Oyster Farming: We understand the unique demands of shrimp and oyster farming, and we are here to meet those needs with top-notch geosynthetic installation.
  • Seaweed and Algae Production: COMANCO’s aquaculture solutions also cater to the dynamic world of seaweed and algae production.

Our geosynthetic liners, expertly installed by COMANCO, represent the most economically viable and sustainable choice for modern aquaculture. Once these liners are in place, they deliver numerous benefits:

  • Superior Leak Protection: Our geomembrane technology provides an exceptional level of protection against leaks, ensuring the integrity of your aquaculture setup.
  • Low Maintenance: With our liners, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that maintenance requirements are minimal. This not only saves you time and effort but also contributes to the overall sustainability of your operations.

We take pride in our role as a trusted partner in aquaculture, and we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions that align with your goals. Whether you’re involved in fish production, recreational fishing, or specialty aquaculture endeavors, COMANCO is here to support your success.

Decorative Ponds

Decorative ponds are an enchanting addition to architectural designs, enriching the aesthetic appeal of various settings. At COMANCO, we take pride in installing decorative ponds for a wide array of applications, including:

  • Golf Courses
  • Reflecting Ponds for Monuments
  • Commercial and Municipal Fountains
  • Artificial Landscape Features
  • Amusement Parks and Zoos
  • Private Homes
  • Public Gardens
  • Resorts

The contemporary approach to decorative ponds involves utilizing geomembrane linings, representing a significant advancement over traditional compacted clay liners. Compact clay liners, while having served their purpose in the past, come with a host of challenges, including high installation costs and a tendency to develop cracks and leaks over time.

At COMANCO, we install geosynthetic liners swiftly and cost-effectively, requiring minimal equipment.  The flexibility of geomembrane materials allows us to tailor the liner to fit any size and shape, accommodating even the most creative design aspirations. What’s more, we pay meticulous attention to seamlessly blending the edges of the liner into the surrounding landscape, ensuring a harmonious and virtually invisible transition.

Our commitment to enhancing the aesthetic and functional aspects of decorative ponds is unwavering, and we look forward to assisting you in creating enchanting aquatic elements that align with your vision.

Floating Covers

For over three decades, COMANCO has been dedicated to the art of constructing and installing floating covers, providing an economical and versatile alternative to fixed cover systems in a range of applications, including:

  • Liquid and semi-solid storage
  • Potable water storage
  • Odor control
  • Biogas capture
  • Chemical containment
  • Evaporation control
  • Reduce airborne containments and algae growth
  • Heat loss prevention

Our comprehensive Floating Cover solutions encompass various approaches, including:

  • Cable tensioned cover for potable and process water
  • Defined sump covers for clean and process water
  • Pressure dome covers for biogas capture and containment

At COMANCO, we possess extensive experience in handling diverse geomembrane materials, such as HDPE, reinforced polypropylene, and XR-5, each chosen with precision to align with the specific containment requirements.

Moreover, we are staunch advocates for Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development, emphasizing our commitment to environmentally responsible practices. We aim to provide innovative solutions that not only meet your operational needs but also contribute to a sustainable and cleaner future. Our decades of expertise and dedication make us the trusted partner for your floating cover needs.

Landfill

Managing a solid waste landfill is a complex endeavor, comprising a sophisticated, integrated system that harmoniously operates to meet stringent environmental containment standards. For those entrusted with the responsibility of handling vast quantities of solid waste annually, adhering to federal regulations and fulfilling EPA requirements is paramount.

At COMANCO, we have garnered extensive expertise in landfill construction, partnering with some of the nation’s largest solid waste entities and municipalities. Our comprehensive landfill construction services encompass:

  • Geosynthetic Liner Installation: We specialize in installing geosynthetic liners, including intricate “double-composite” systems that combine multiple layers of membrane, clay components, and drainage mediums to deliver the highest level of prevention.
  • Earthwork and Site Preparation: Ensuring the foundational earthwork and site preparation is executed with precision.
  • Landfill Gas Control and Recovery Piping Systems: Implementing cutting-edge systems for controlling and recovering landfill gas, furthering our commitment to environmentally responsible practices.

At COMANCO, we employ GeoCAAB software and GPS satellite technology to create geographically accurate renderings that encompass detailed physical attributes, elevations, and precise panel numbering, effectively eliminating room for error in project execution.

Our unwavering dedication to safety and quality control is reflected in our ability to not only meet but exceed all current industry standards. We take pride in our team of skilled engineers, quality technicians, experienced field installers, and proficient heavy equipment operators. This collective expertise allows us to embark on projects across the continental U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and South America assuring you that the project will be executed ‘The COMANCO Way’—a commitment to excellence that is deeply ingrained in our culture. We understand that your business success and our reputation are interlinked, and we are fully dedicated to safeguarding both.

Precious Metals Mining

The realm of precious metals mining has witnessed remarkable progress across all fronts, driven by surging market prices and the integration of cutting-edge technologies.

For more than three decades, COMANCO has been a steadfast ally to mining producers, providing ingenious recovery solutions that facilitate the meticulous retrieval of every precious metal ounce from wastewater effluent. This approach not only ensures the preservation of valuable resources but also rigorously adheres to EPA guidelines, underscoring our commitment to safeguarding the environment.

As one of the foremost installers of geomembrane liners utilized for the storage and containment of wastewater generated during the mining process, COMANCO’s reputation as a leading authority in deploying geosynthetic materials is well-earned. Our unwavering attention to detail and unwavering commitment to quality have firmly established us as experts in the field.

In addition to the construction of new containment facilities, COMANCO also specializes in the revitalization and relining of existing storage areas. Our dedication to excellence extends to our stringent quality control program, where each weld, seam, and panel undergo rigorous testing to ensure uncompromised integrity. Rest assured, we understand that the success of your business is intricately tied to our reputation, and we take this responsibility seriously.

Phosphate Mining

COMANCO embarked on its journey of service to the Florida Phosphate Mining industry back in 1989, and today, we stand as the preferred choice for phosphate producers who rely on our deep-rooted experience and profound industry insights. With over 34 years dedicated to this field, we have honed our expertise in constructing and maintaining storage facilities for phosphate gypsum, a vital processing by-product.

Our long-standing relationship with many phosphate mining customers stands as a testament to the trust we’ve built over the years. We’ve been consistently present, moving from site to site, and we appreciate the faith they’ve placed in us. It’s worth noting that, over time, the number of phosphate producers has diminished, partly due to heightened regulations and the associated risks.

COMANCO not only comprehends these challenges but also values the significance of getting the job done correctly from the outset. Our unwavering commitment to quality is evident in our stringent quality control program, assuring that every weld, seam, and panel not only meets but surpasses the stipulated specifications, promising longevity and adherence to the highest standards.

We also recognize the bottom line and the imperative to control costs and waste. With our team of highly trained engineers, quality control technicians, field managers, and installers, we have the flexibility to adjust crew size according to project requirements. This adaptability not only keeps your expenses in check but also ensures that you receive the utmost in safety, quality, and service. This approach is rooted in ‘The COMANCO Way,’ which is founded on the understanding that your business success and our reputation are interdependent, and we take this commitment seriously.

Power

COMANCO specializes in the crucial realm of coal ash containment storage and wastewater storage for nuclear facilities, providing essential solutions for both large power providers and smaller utilities who may find it challenging to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of EPA Coal Ash Regulations. In the face of these complexities, COMANCO stands as the clear choice.

Our comprehensive solution encompasses earthwork, geosynthetic liner installation, and the integration of high-quality materials such as HDPE, PVC, or iron pipework, all designed to offer robust containment security. By utilizing the finest geosynthetic liner materials, we contribute to airtight containment practices, ensuring that environmental regulations are met.

It’s essential to recognize that coal-fired power plants continue to be the backbone of America’s power generation, a trend projected to persist for years, according to industry experts.

With a rich history spanning over 34 years, COMANCO has consistently provided cost-effective containment and storage solutions for the power industry. Our services extend beyond the construction of new capacity; we also specialize in relining aging containment sites that may be experiencing leakage.

COMANCO’s construction portfolio includes:

  • Coal Ash Wet Storage Containment: Catering to the safe storage of coal ash, aligning with the highest standards of environmental responsibility.
  • Wastewater Collection and Overflow Reservoirs: Ensuring the secure containment and management of wastewater, especially in critical situations.
  • Drainage Ponds and Piping: Providing comprehensive solutions for efficient drainage and piping systems.

Our unwavering commitment to safety and production standards is upheld by a dedicated team of engineers, quality technicians, heavy equipment operators, and field installers. At COMANCO, we approach every job with a single-minded dedication to ‘The COMANCO Way,’ knowing that the success of your business and the preservation of our reputation hinge upon it.

Water Storage Reservoirs

The growing demand for freshwater, combined with the evolving climate patterns, has underscored the necessity for expanded freshwater storage capacity through impermeable, geosynthetic-lined reservoirs. These reservoirs serve as critical safeguards against seepage and contamination from underground pollutants.

At COMANCO, we possess a rich proficiency in a diverse array of reservoir construction methods, including:

  • Bank-Lined Reservoirs: Custom-tailored solutions that enhance water storage while ensuring containment integrity.
  • Fully Lined Reservoirs: Comprehensive lining solutions to meet the most rigorous containment demands.
  • Grey and Wastewater Reservoirs: Addressing the complex requirements of greywater and wastewater containment.
  • Lining Concrete and Steel Lined Containment Systems: Ensuring the structural integrity of concrete and steel-lined systems with our geosynthetic expertise.
  • Lining Earthen Reservoirs: Bolstering the containment capabilities of earthen reservoirs, preserving water quality and availability.

COMANCO’s position as a quality leader in geosynthetic deployment is built upon our unwavering commitment to utilizing the latest technology and advanced materials. This commitment is carried out by a team of trained personnel, with many of them having dedicated five years or more to our company, underscoring our dedication to excellence.

Our devotion to safety, quality, and service is exemplified through our robust Quality Control Program. This program leverages satellite technology to meticulously mark, track, and document every weld, seal, repair, and panel in real time, resulting in a visual, three-dimensional rendering that encompasses every elevation and detail of the project.

We recognize that what we do transcends mere work; it’s a public trust, and we acknowledge that there is no margin for error. Failure is not an option, as it places your community and our hard-earned reputation at stake.

Wastewater Treatment

COMANCO collaborates closely with publicly-owned treatment works (POTWs) and wastewater systems, extending our expertise in the deployment of geosynthetic lined containment systems to effectively manage secondary wastewater and storm runoff. Municipalities are continually influenced by the EPA NPDES permit program, especially concerning the handling of sanitary wastewater and storm runoff. COMANCO is poised to assist in meeting these requirements, be it for the development of new facilities or the restoration of existing containment structures.

In the realm of wastewater treatment, COMANCO stands as an industry leader, distinguished by our years of hands-on experience and unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and service. Our comprehensive quality control program encompasses both field and independent laboratory testing, with a focus on coupons and destructive samples, ensuring the absolute integrity of every weld, seam, and repair.

Employing cutting-edge satellite technology and specialized software, COMANCO provides real-time reports that comprehensively illustrate the daily project progress. These reports meticulously detail each panel, seam, and repair, pinpointing them by number and location coordinates, thus ensuring transparent and accountable project management.

At COMANCO, we firmly believe that environmental preservation transcends mere work; it’s a public trust. Our steadfast commitment to executing every job ‘The COMANCO Way’ underscores our recognition that the impact is not just on your community but also on our hard-earned reputation. We uphold these principles to ensure the utmost in environmental protection and community well-being.