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More About Silt Traps

Silt traps are filtering devices placed in the upstream of retention, attenuation, and soakaway systems to prevent silt, soil, sediment, metals, pesticides and other unwanted contaminants from entering a water storage system. They hold the water in a basin-like area until the unwanted matter settles to the bottom before it can enter and damage your storage or drainage systems.

Why do I need a silt trap?

Installing silt traps will prevent clogged pipes, damaged systems and ensure your storage and drainage systems can operate at maximum capacity. Even with modular crate soakaway systems, silt traps remain the best way to protect your systems by capturing silt further upstream, for example with a storm drain silt trap. This translates to a reduction in cost and resources for both maintenance and repairs, as well as an increase in capacity of the system as a whole.

Cleaning a silt trap of debris is much easier than removing debris from a soakaway crate – by design the silt baskets are easy to remove, so you can ensure a perfectly functioning drainage system with minimal time and costs.

Which silt trap do I need?

The size and type of silt trap you need will depend on the size and application of your water drainage and storage system.

Silt traps come in many different shapes and sizes, and we are here to help you. We offer nationwide drainage installations, and will provide expert advice where necessary – just get in touch!

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