6' x 6' Dewatering Bags
Dewatering Filter Bags as Stormwater BMPs
6' x 6' dewatering bags are an excellent choice for water filtration on construction sites, ponds, lagoons, and other areas requiring silt or sediment removal.
Designed for effectiveness and reliability, all dewatering bags are constructed from a nonwoven filter fabric that contains silt and sediment while allowing water to flow through the bag.
This provides an easy way to filter, remove, and dispose of silt from your site while staying in compliance using Stormwater BMPs.
Dewatering Bag Specifications
One of our smallest dewatering bag options is a 6 ft. by 6 ft. sized bag made from 8 oz nonwoven fabric. These smaller bags are extremely economical and perfect for small dewatering or silt removal jobs.
Product: 6' x 6' Dewatering Bag, 8 oz.
Description: The 6' x 6' dewatering bag is designed as a dewatering filter fabric used to help filter out silt, sediment, and other materials. Bags feature a single fill port that is 6" in size.
|Dimensions||6' x 6'|
|Material||8 oz. Nonwoven|
|Fill Port||(1) 6" Fill Port|
The 6' x 6' dewatering bags have a capacity of 1.44 yds³. This capacity figure is meant only as a guide, as volume per sediment filter bag is dependent on soil composition, site conditions, and extended use. Monitoring your bag as it is used is highly encouraged to test its performance.
Dewatering bags are durable but not indestructible. By monitoring the bag's operations, you ensure that concentrations of sediment and pump rates are not too much for it to handle. Limit pipe discharges into the bag to only one unless the bag is specifically designed to handle more.
Other Dewatering Products
Dewatering projects can range anywhere from small pond silt removal to large sludge removal. In order to accommodate this wide range of jobs, dewatering products are available in both small-size filter fabric bags and large dewatering tubes.
Often equipped for larger project requirements, the dewatering tubes will be built slightly larger in size and feature a woven geotextile fabric. More information on both of these items can be found on our Dewatering Overview Page.
Dewatering filter socks contain sediment, debris, and other pollutants from water as it leaves your site. Secured to the connection hose through clamps, pipe socks are made with diameters of 8", 12", or 16". Because of their varied diameter size, these drain filter socks can work with multiple hose sizes.
Dewatering pipe or filter socks are available in fabric weights of 8 oz. and 10 oz. nonwoven geotextile material. This fabric helps filter out silt and sediment while keeping your site in compliance with stormwater BMPs.
Dewatering Bags in Other Sizes
Flow rates for the dewatering bags will differ by fabric grade. The 8 oz. nonwoven geotextile has filter properties of 90 gpm/ft², and the 10 oz. dewatering bags have filter properties of 85 gpm/ft². These flow rates are based on fabric ratings when the dewatering bags were manufactured.
As sediment is trapped in the bag during the dewatering process, the flow rate may begin to slow. If you have any questions about flow rates and how pump rates will different during your project, you can contact us to discuss your needs.
In addition to the 6' x 6' dewatering bag, we also offer bags in several larger sizes including the following standard sizes:
- 15 ft. x 10 ft.
- 15 ft. x 15 ft.
- 15 ft. x 20 ft.
- 15 ft. x 25 ft.
Each bag can be additionally made in either an 8 oz. or 10 oz. nonwoven geotextile filter fabric, depending on your site requirements. Larger bags can handle larger volumes of water and sediment, reducing the amount of time you would need to take to remove the bags once they're full.
Dewatering bags and other products are a great way to reduce sediment and silt in water while staying in compliance. We manufacture our bags in the USA, meeting DOT requirements for stormwater bmps. We can work with you to determine what fabric grade and size dewatering bag will be best for your project.