Over the last 10 years there has been a huge increase in the installation of modular/crate type attenuation and storage systems and even though the design of these systems has somewhat developed, there is still ‘no’ preventable solution or significant design addition in the manufacture of these systems that prevents the ingress of silt into the structure from the drainage upstream and furthermore to support the removal of the silt, once it is inside the structure. Failure to install some form of silt trap before a crate attenuation system will over time have a significant affect on the sustainability, which could be dramatically reduced, particularly in smaller volume attenuation. This could mean the system would need to be replaced in the first few years, if the silt is allowed to ingress into the system. This is further exasperated if the site is in a coastal area or is heavily landscaped, as this can further reduce the life expectancy.
By installing our Silt Traps & Separators, this will dramatically reduce the amount of silt, debris and litter that enters the downstream drainage system and in so, significantly improving water quality and offering increased sustainability. The Silt Sentinel range features four models, all with proven designs that are effective at removing silt, debris and litter from surface water drainage drainage systems.