Sediment Bags for Filtering Ponds

How to Clean a Pond without Draining It

sediment bagQuestion: I am interested in using sediment bags to trap and remove sediment from ponds. Can you tell me how to clean a pond without draining it? Do you have any experience with this type of application? I estimate that the ponds will be 1,000 yd³ and greater.

Answer: Dewatering Sediment Bags offer a popular solution for removing and containing silt from sediment ponds and holding areas. Designed from an economical filter fabric, each bag contains a series of small pores that allow water to flow out of the bag, while sediment and other materials are contained. Sediment control products create a reliable method of filtering and containing sediment.


If you have questions about any of our dewatering bags for silt, give us a call at 1-772-646-0597

Dewatering Sediment Bags

dewatering bags

  • Sediment Capacities: 1.44 to 15 cubic yards/bag (depending on bag dimensions)
  • Filtration Abilities: 8 oz. or 10 oz. Nonwoven Geotextile Fabric
    • 8 oz. Material: 80 gpm/ft²/AOS: 80 US Sieve
    • 10 oz. Material: 60 gpm/ft²/AOS: 100 US Sieve
  • Attachment: Quick hose connection to bag inlet
  • Standard Sizes: Between 6' x 6' and 15' x 25'; custom sizes available

Dewatering Sediment Bags are commonly used for small to moderate sediment backwash filter projects or areas with small amounts of available space. These dewatering bags for silt are a particular favorite for construction site runoff or areas with small sediment containment requirements.

Questions about sediment control products? We can help! Call the GEI Works team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.

Dewatering Tubes & Large Sediment Removal Projects

dewatering tubeFor larger projects and dewatering requirements, GEI Works also offers Sediment Filter Tubes. These bags are significantly larger in size and are made in lengths as long as 250 feet. Dewatering tubes are commonly used for areas that require a single storage tube or have large or long-term dewatering requirements.

  • Fabric: Woven Geotextile Fabric
  • Sizing: Lengths Up to 250' and Circumferences Up to 90'
  • Large Sediment Backwash Filter Requirements

Sediment filter tubes are commonly used at waste water treatment plants, sludge dewatering projects, and large pond dewatering. They are also frequently used in combination with polymers or chemicals that help to reduce TSS levels in the bag.

Applications for Dewatering Tubes and Bags

All dewatering and sediment control products can be used to keep within NPDES Phase II and Clean Water Act compliance and avoid shut downs and/or fines. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-772-646-0597 to discuss your requirements.

Product Typical Uses
Dewatering Bags
  • Construction Sites
  • Sediment Ponds
  • Runoff Filtration
  • Small Dewatering Projects
  • Areas with Small Space
Dewatering Tubes
  • Lagoons
  • Sludge Dewatering
  • Large Ponds
  • Aquaculture
  • Site Remediation

Questions about sediment bags? Need a price quote? We can help! Call the GEI Works team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.