Silt Fences

 

Silt fences are boundary measures, usually used in addition with sediment reservoirs and sediment traps, as well as erosion control to maintain water where the soil is disrupted by building activities (i.e., soil grading and other earthworks).

The aim of a silt fence is to maintain the soil on damaged property, such as a building site until the ground disrupting operations are finished enough to enable revegetation and permanent soil optimisation to begin. Holding the soil on a building site, rather than enabling it to be drained away into existing water sources (e.g. streams, dams, wetlands, reservoirs, coastal areas) prevents water resources from declining and harbour flows from silting.

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A silt fence is a temporary shield of transparent cloth to the water. It is kept up by wooden or metal posts pushed into the earth, so the removal is inexpensive and fairly simple. 

The wastewater drainage of the cloth dams is sediment-laden, allowing the settling systems to accumulate sediment. 

  1. Easy design and deployment right on
  2. Runoff extracts before exiting the area
  3. Sediment remains on land
  4. Aid to erosion control

Currently, several construction sites do have silt fencing. Yet, since they are not properly planned, mounted, or managed, others do not function effectively. The Integrated Erosion Control Group focuses on how to make silt fences work.

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