The purpose of water storage reservoirs is to bridge the periods with low precipitation levels, thereby creating sufficient water supplies satisfying the needs of agriculture, forestry, but also industry and power engineering. The reservoirs may take the form of larger or smaller waterworks, lakes or ponds. These structures must be adequately watertight in order to be able to hold the water in. Should the site be characterized by either inappropriate geological conditions or a shortage of natural sealing material of required quality (reasonably obtainable both from the ecological and the economic viewpoint), the impermeability of the structure(s) must be secured by using some other material. In those cases, JUNIFOL polymeric geosynthetic liners, made from high-density (PE-HD), or linear low-density polyethylene (PELLD), have proven themselves worthy. The membranes are used as lining systems for either entire structures or some of their parts (e.g. dams).
To transport larger volumes of water to the place of final use, drainage canals, lined with the same type of membranes, are used.