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What is Sediment and Why Should You Choose to Remove Silt and Sediment with Heavy Equip LLC?

Updated: Oct 23

*These photos are for demonstration only, while dredging we attach a 250' discharge hose

What is Sediment?

The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission defines Sediment as the loose sand, clay, silt and other soil particles that clouds water and settles to the bottom of our watersheds.

What causes it?

Erosion, leaves and aquatic plants settling to the bottom of waterways and decomposing (think about what happens after chemical spraying) and construction activities.

Why is it a problem?

Besides making your steps super squishy and gross feeling it creates a host of other problems

  • Will eventually cause your waterway to become dry land

  • Increases flooding

  • Disrupts the natural food chain

  • Causes massive declines in fish populations

  • Clogs fish gills, reduces resistance to disease, lowers growth rates, and affects fish egg and larvae development

  • Can activate blue-green algae releasing toxins

  • Alters the flow of water and reduces water depth creating dangers in navigation and recreational use

What makes Weedoo's new SiltSucker Plus so special?

  • Steel snorkel pipe attachment sucks silt and sediment up to 8 feet deep

  • Hydraulic powered onboard suction pump for continuous pumping of silt and sediment

  • 360 degree shredding action that rips and shears solids

  • Discharge hose can be extended to discharge materials up to 250' feet with a flow of up to 18,000 Gallons per Hour, with a second pump we can extend that 250' to 1000' feet uphill

  • Quick change attachment that fits our Weedoo TC3012 Compact Environmental Workboat which means complete maneuverability

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