Silt Bags for Dewatering
Construction Silt Filtration Process
Question: I am looking for some kind of a silt bag for dewatering, but I am unsure if this would be the right item for our construction project. We have large stockpiles of silty material that needs to be removed. Is it possible to get the water out somehow? Do you have any options for this kind of water extraction?
Answer: For the type of silt removal you are requesting, one option you might consider is our Taurus Dewatering Bags. Our silt bags are designed to remove sediment from silty water.
Water extracted from the construction dewatering process can be transported to a new location or channelled into designated nearby ponds. The remaining silt should remain inside your silt bag for disposal off site.
How Silt Bags and Dewatering Process Works
The basic construction of silt filter bags is designed to retain sediment and silt, while allowing clear water to flow out of the bags. The basic dewatering process for silt bags is as follows:
- Set up the Dewatering Bag in Desired Location. This can include placement in dump trucks, drop boxes, or other transportation vehicles. It may also include basic setup on the ground. If placed on the ground, a flat location should be used, as well as a ground cloth to protect the silt bag.
- Attach Hoses. All dewatering bags are typically designed to accommodate hoses up to four inches (4") in size. Once these hoses are attached, your silty material can be pumped into the bag for dewatering. (Hoses may be inserted into the designated area. The silt bag should then be tied firmly around the hose).
- Pump Silt Materials into the Bag and Allow Dewatering to Occur. As your materials are pumped inside the bag, water will begin to flow out of the dewatering bag. This occurs through the use of a needle-punched fabric which allows only water to flow out and prevents other silt materials from leaving.
For more information on dewatering silt bags and other types of dewatering products, visit the Taurus Dewatering Bags, Socks, and Tubes page.