Guadalupe Mountain Fencing LLC offers fence installation in Carlsbad, NM for oil fields and often emphasizes the need to place a separate fence around frack ponds, even if it is behind an exterior security fence. Like any artificial bodies of water, frack ponds have their hazards, and you do not want to collect civil lawsuits or worker’s compensation claims because you failed to secure these areas. Here are four reasons why you need to fence a frack pond no matter where it is located:
- Reduce drowning hazards: If your pond is near a populated area, attractive nuisance law affects you. Nothing brings in the neighborhood children like an open pond just begging for exploration. Since the reduced judgment of children keeps them from being at fault, any deaths or injuries connected to your pond are considered your responsibility. Installing a fence reduces access and the chances of children drowning in the frack pond, and if you build it high enough, they are discouraged from climbing over it. Also, it is not only children who are affected. Fencing the fracking pond prevents fatigued workers from falling into it and risking death or injury. Adult trespassers are another possibility, and while these cases are not as legally cut-and-dry, they still contain the threat of financial damages.
- Protect wildlife: Even if you control the chemical spillage into the frack pond, there is still zero chance that the water is appropriate for drinking. If the local wildlife has access to it, you will soon have many poisoned animals on your hands. This is not good for public relations, and a buildup of animal corpses around your oil field is not conducive to maintaining a safer work environment. We can build game fences that are high enough to prevent deer from leaping over it and bury it deep so burrowing animals cannot get around it.
- Control access: Oil fields must maintain security, and that includes the frack pond. If you maintain it within the field, an extra fence reduces accessibility, which makes trespassing less appealing. It is one thing to conquer a single exterior fence, but going through several layers of fencing is not ideal for anyone. If you are attempting to control excess chemical dumping in your frack pond, the fence provides a layer of protection to reduce inappropriate disposal.
- Prevent poisoning: Frack ponds produce drowning hazards, and poisoning injury or death is not limited to the area wildlife. Some people are sensitive to the fumes, and if they get too close, you risk asthma attacks and other health risks. Even if a worker can swim, falling into the pond can also result in poisoning either by swallowing water or getting chemicals on skin. The best way to prevent these situations is to place a barrier around the frack ponds so no one gets too close without a reason or authorization.
For any type of oil field fence installation in Carlsbad, NM, contact Guadalupe Mountain Fencing LLC today. We also offer ranch and residential fencing, so we are ready for any project you need completed!