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Sediment Dewatering Filter Bags


Dewatering Filter Bags for Sediment Containment

sediment dewatering filter bagsLooking for sediment dewatering filter bags? You can use a dewatering filter bag to contain sediment on construction sites and a variety of other locations and applications. For more information on the cost of these bags, contact us. See our dewatering bag video below for more information.

Questions about dewatering filter bags? We can help! Call our team at 1-863-270-8118 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.

Dewatering Bag Information

dewatering filter bagsThe Dewatering Filter Bag is an economical product designed to retain sediment and soils as stormwater or other water runoff materials flow into the bag. This stormwater runoff must be filtered in order to contain any contaminants present. If the stormwater is not filtered before being allowed to drain into the stormwater system, you could be presented with steep compliance fines. You can pump this water into filter bags for dewatering. The filtered water can flow off the site or be stored in ponds around your construction site location.

The dewatering filter bag has been used for various applications to help retain sediment, sludge and more. Some common applications for filter bags for dewatering have included the following:

  • Sludge Dewatering
  • Sediment Filtration
  • Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Filtering
  • Lagoon Dewatering Projects
  • Pond Dewatering Jobs
  • Filter Bags for Sediment
  • Dredging Projects

Dewatering Bag Sizing

sediment filter bagsIn terms of sizing and materials used, the dewatering filter bags typically are constructed from a non-woven geotextile material that features a needle-punched exterior. The most common used is the ten ounce geotextile fabric (10 oz.) which combines strength and durability with filtration. Typical sizes for dewatering filter bags:

  • 5' x 6'
  • 7.5' x 15'
  • 15' x 15'

Dewatering Filter Bag Specifications

Grab Tensile Strength ASTM D-4632 270lbs
Grab Elongation ASTM D-4632 50%
Trapezoid Tear ASTM D-4533 100 lbs.
Puncture ASTM D-4833 150 lbs.
Mullen Burst ASTM D-3786 450 psi
Permittivity ASTM D-4491 .7 sec
Permeability ASTM D-4491 .25 cm/sec
A.O.S. ASTM D-4751 100 US Sieve
Water Flow ASTM D-4491 55 gpm/ft2
U.V. Resistance (500 hr) ASTM D-4355 70%
Weight (oz/sq yd) ASTM D-5261 10 oz.

Sediment dewatering filter bags are frequently used on construction sites. Six inch hoses can be inserted into these bags to filter runoff collection in sediment ponds or water sources. This type of filtering helps prevent contaminated runoff from exiting the site and entering stormwater drains. Typical flow rate of these dewatering filter bags is 55 gallons per minute per square feet.

Additional Construction Site Products

In addition to these dewatering filter bags, we also offer several other stormwater filtration products that may be able to help with runoff in your location. Commonly referred to as BMPs (Best Management Practices) these products feature a similar nonwoven material that can be connected to grates and stormwater drains to filter materials as they flow into the stormwater system.

These stormwater filter products include storm drain filters, curb inlet guards, and ditch checks. For information on storm drain filters and catch basin guards, give us a call at 1-863-270-8118 .


For more information on these products, please check out our Stormwater BMPs page.

Questions about sediment dewatering filter bags? We can help! Call our team at 1-863-270-8118 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.