Sediment Dewatering Filter Bags

Looking for sediment dewatering filter bags? You're not alone! A customer recently contacted us looking for these bags to contain sediment and was wondering what sizes were available, if they could be used on construction sites, and the approximate cost of these bags. See options for this type of sediment retention.


Dewatering Bag Information

The Dewatering Filter Bag is an economical product designed to retain sediment and soils as stormwater or other water runoff materials flow into the bag. This type of water can be pumped into the bags to filter out materials as they are flowing off the site or being stored in ponds around your construction site location.

dewatering bagsThe dewatering bag has been used for various applications to help retain sediment, sludge and more. Some common applications for these dewatering bags have included the following:

  • Sludge Dewatering Bag
  • Sediment Filter Bags
  • Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Filtering
  • Lagoon Dewatering Projects
  • Pond Dewatering Jobs
  • Filter Bags for Sediment
  • Dredging Projects


Dewatering Bag Sizing Information

In terms of sizing and materials used, the dewatering bags typically feature a non-woven geotextile material that features a needle-punched exterior for filtering of various types of water. Fabrics will typically include either a six ounce, eight ounce, or ten ounce fabric (6 oz., 8 oz., 10 oz.) which allows for various filtering qualities. Some typical sizes you will see for these bags include the following:

  • 6 ft. x 6 ft.
  • 15 ft. x 10 ft.
  • 15 ft. x 15 ft.
  • 15 ft. x 20 ft.
  • 15 ft. x 25 ft.

In terms of construction sites, sediment dewatering filter bags can and have been frequently used in these locations for stormwater runoff. Pumps and hoses can be inserted into these bags to filter runoff collection in sediment ponds or water sources. This type of filtering helps to prevent contaminated runoff from exiting the site and entering stormwater drains.


Additional Construction Site Products

In addition to these dewatering filter bags, we also offer several other stormwater filter products that may be able to help with stormwater runoff in your location. Commonly referred to as BMPs (or best management practices) these products feature a similar nonwoven material that can be connected to grates and stormwater drains to filter materials as they flow into the stormwater system.

For more information on these products, please check out our Stormwater BMPs page.