Safe for fishing - and for fish

Asphalt pavements have been used for many years to enhance water quality. Drinking water reservoirs lined with asphalt pavement have been used in California since the 1950s, and new ones are planned. Salmon hatcheries and fish rearing ponds throughout the Pacific Northwest use asphalt liners. The delicate fry thrive in this environment.

At landfills, asphalt liners and caps keep contaminants from leaking into groundwater. Asphalt liners are puncture-proof. They don't allow liquids to penetrate, and they will remain impermeable indefinitely.


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