Sediment Dewatering Filter Bags
Dewatering Bags for Silt and Sludge Filtration
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 below 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.
The 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
- Sediment Filtration
- Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Filtering
- Lagoon Dewatering Projects
- Pond Dewatering Jobs
- Filter Bags for Sediment
- Dredging Projects
Dewatering Bag Sizing
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 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 (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.