Silt Wattle

Silt Wattles are a silt control solution for construction sites or in river works which help manage sediment and muddy water

Silt Wattles are used as check dams in rivers, ditches, swales and gullies to reduce the speed of water and aid natural sediment deposition.

They can also be used to control soil erosion, to protect surface waters or break sheet flow on slopes and for runoff diversion. Their low permeability supports natural ground infiltration and helps contain dirty water.

Our Silt Wattles are:

  • Quick and easy to install
  • Highly durable. We use a natural woodchip filling which retains the shape and structure of Silt Wattle.
  • Able to mould to and retain the shape of any ditch or riverbed for effective performance.
  • Deployed by being joined end on end or pyramided depending on the project’s need.
  • Easy to fix in place using stakes or weights, or in low energy environments they may not need staking.
  • Designed to be used standalone or in combination with our other silt control products to enhance sediment capture and reduce downstream turbidity.
  • We provide rapid response times and delivery.

Technical specification
Available in three diameters 20cm, 30cm or 45cm diameter rolls
Size (scale to suit any size of project)Sold by linear meterage
MaterialRecycled wood-waste filter media encased in durable netting
100% biodegradableA fully biodegradable option is available for sensitive sites

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Silt Wattle and untreated Floc Mat™TM were used to separate the runoff from the work area and the main river channel, creating a low flow environment in which further sediment could be removed from suspension and filtration as it passes from this area.
Silt Wattle used as river check dam
Silt Wattle can be used on hard surfaces to stop muddy water
Silt control Polishing Ditch
Silt Wattle can be used in river system to slow flow and trap silts
Silt Wattle and untreated FlocMat™ were used to separate the runoff from the work area and the main river channel, creating a low flow environment in which further sediment could be removed from suspension and filtration as it passes from this area.
Silt Wattle used as river check dam
Silt Wattle can be used on hard surfaces to stop muddy water
Polishing ditch using Silt Wattle and Silt Mats™
Silt Wattle can be used in river system to slow flow and trap silts

  • Perimeter protection substituting silt fence
  • Check dams to slow water
  • Slope checks to slow sheet flow
  • Drain protection
  • Sediment traps
  • Runoff diversion

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    Silt Wattle information data sheet 2023.pdfDownload