Florida Dewatering Products and Practices
Dewatering Bags for Stormwater Filtration and Dredging
Dewatering and stormwater filtration are big industry topics that are important in Florida. The highest point in the state is only 345 feet above sea level, which doesn't leave much room for excess stormwater and other runoff. Florida is also home to a number of vulnerable and at-risk ecosystems, prompting local and state officials to enact regulations governing waterways, stormwater, and water pollution.
From our offices in Sebastian on Florida's east coast, GEI Works understands the concerns and challenges facing dewatering companies in Florida. We offer dewatering bags, socks, and tubes to construction companies and dewatering contractors in Florida for dredging and stormwater filtration. Our products have been purchased and used in Florida dewatering projects all across the state. A few of those Florida cities include:
- Clearwater, Florida
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Plant City, Florida
- Delray Beach, Florida
- Winter Park, Florida
- Vero Beach, Florida
- Tallahassee, Florida
- Palmetto Bay, Florida
GEI Works Dewatering Products
GEI Works has dewatering supplies available in a range of sizes depending on the application. A few of our dewatering product solutions include:
Looking for additional stormwater filtration products for your site? Visit the Florida Stormwater Management page.
Florida Dewatering and Construction
Stormwater filtration is a large part of any Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) on a construction site. Federal and local agencies keep a tight reign on what is allowed in construction runoff. For discharge coming through pipes or hoses, GEI Works offers dewatering socks. Our DOT-qualified filter socks attach to the ends of vertical dewatering pipes, containing all sediment and other pollutants. The clean water flows through freely for discharge down drains or into waterways.
Are you one of the dewatering contractors in Florida? Learn more about EPA Construction and Development Effluent Guidelines.
Dewatering Solutions for Lagoons
In addition to being lively eco-systems for a variety of animals and plants, lagoons act as containment for stormwater runoff and other water discharges in many Florida towns and counties. Keeping these waterways free of pollutants and contaminated sludge has been an on-going problem in many areas. Dewatering Florida lagoons is a giant, ongoing project to get rid of the sludge and muck. GEI Works has large geotextile dewatering tubes to contribute to the job. Our geotubes can hold great amounts of sediment and other dredged materials before they're ready for disposal.
The Lake Worth Lagoon (Palm Beach, FL)
Indian River Lagoon (Space Coast and Treasure Coast, FL)
Biscayne Bay (Miami, FL)
Canal Dredging in Florida
Canals in Florida play an important role not only in stormwater containment but also how it travels. Runoff often ends up in canals that flow into larger bodies of water, such as lagoons or rivers. Boat and canoe owners carefully navigate the canals for recreation, fishing, and simple transportation. Since canals are typically slow-moving, sediment and sludge builds easily along the bottom, creating muck and degrading the water quality. Using dewatering bags or tubes while dredging along sections of the canal removes the sludge while returning the water directly to the source. Depending on the removed contents, the muck may be recycled as fertilizer or compost.
Florida Dewatering Permits
There are two permits for dewatering companies in Florida to consider: Dewatering Generic Permit and Stormwater Generic Permit. Many counties and municipalities have their own specific dewatering permits as well. The Florida dewatering permit generally refers to the dewatering of non-contaminated groundwater for construction purposes. The stormwater permit makes the best use of the Florida dewatering products from GEI Works.
Learn more about Erosion Control Products from GEI Works to avoid costly fines in Florida.