Cost of digging a lagoon and covering

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Horn&corn, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Horn&corn

    Horn&corn Member

    can anyone give a rough estimate of costs to dig a 8000 cube lagoon? Currently an arable field, do all the digging, line it and put proper floating covers on. Access off road for arctics. Stirrer needed on a concrete pad and proper fence all round. Anyone done similar to give very rough figures
  2. MickMoor

    MickMoor Member

    Bonsall, UK
    One or two lined lagoons have had the lining float up. this greatly reduces the capacity.
  3. nick...

    nick... Member

    south norfolk
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  4. Kevtherev

    Kevtherev Member

    Welshpool Powys
    Speak to Lionell at whitnell plant hire Colchester
  5. Not a lot of change from 150K
  6. Big guy

    Big guy Member

    I priced a lagoon last year, ended up going for an above ground store although it’s about half the size of your planned lagoon, when I compared like for like the above ground store was better value and a safer option for me as I’m on the water table.
  7. FarmerFrank88

    FarmerFrank88 Member

    We dug a million gallon lagoon last year. Had a 20 ton slew and a dozer for 3 weeks. Lined but no floating cover and with a 2 meter high fence, gates for stirring, pipes and all other bits and bobs came to just under 50k and to put a floating cover we were quoted an extra 20k not including under cover stirrer
  8. Horn&corn

    Horn&corn Member

    Thanks for this. These are the sort of numbers I was thinking although it is 10 years since we dug a hole this big.
    Should have mentioned it is for commercial waste rather than slurry etc so gotta be a proper job!
    Let’s see what the planners say!
  9. If the lagoon is for waste then you should be getting a decent gate fee to receive it.
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  10. Big guy

    Big guy Member

    Brochure with some example prices

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  11. If it's going to be commercial liquid waste you'll need a permit as well.
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