Sediment Bags for Filtering Ponds
How to Clean a Pond without Draining It
Question: 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.
Dewatering Sediment 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.
Dewatering Tubes and Large Sediment Removal Projects
For larger projects and dewatering requirements, GEI Works also offers Sediment Filter Geotextile Dewatering 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.
Dewatering Tubes and Bags Applications
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.
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