Whilst Water-Gates are regularly used for flood control, they can also be used to control chemical spills both on land or in water. The barriers have been tested by an independent professional chemist using commercial solvents.
Create a containment dam in record time, wherever you need.
The WL Water-Gate barrier can be used on land to control chemical spills or pollution. The barrier can effectively divert, contain or control polluted water or chemical spills.
The barrier can be used to divert foul water away from a watercourse.
The WL model is our most popular water barrier. It is very hardwearing and designed for regular use with fast deployment. It has built in weights along the leading edge as ballast, and once rolled out is ready for use. The WL barrier is used by Councils, Water Companies, the Environment Agency, residents and anyone with infrastructure to protect.
Control pollution in watercourses.
The WA and WT Water-Gates are designed to be used in watercourses, and can be used to control or contain pollution. This spill response equipment combines simplicity, robustness and reliability. It can be used to block or dam streams, small rivers or ditches for spill response and also to create water reserves in watercourses.
The WT barrier has release holes to allow pollution to be controlled in watercourses, whilst allowing fresh water to flow. It can be used in conjunction with oil sorbents to control spills.
Spill response incidents in shallow water present difficult response recovery conditions. With the Water-Gate, a watercourse of a few inches in depth is conveniently transformed into a deeper and calmer response zone. A cost effective and convenient operation can be achieved by using the Water-Gate barrier in conjunction with skimmers, sorbents and vacuum units.
The Water-Gate can be used in conjunction with a Spillboa sorbent boom to contain pollution. Whilst the Spillboa is mostly used with the WT barrier, it is also compatible with the WA and WL Water-Gates. The Spillboa is a compact flexible boom which can be deployed in seconds. The Spillboa can be clipped to the top of the barrier to control oil spills. Oil floats to the top of the water, and the Spillboa floats to hold back and absorb oil.
Uses the weight of the water to hold it back!
Depending on the model, the weight exerted by the water is up to four times more in the vertical than horizontal, thus ensuring the security of the barrier on the ground. It has been designed and tested to work on surfaces including gravel, grass, asphalt, etc.
Water-Gate barriers take up limited storage space and can be loaded into a vehicle for transport to site. Singular barriers come in a roll for easy storage and quick deployment.
‘The Water-Gates performed effectively in trials and they would have helped to enable polluted water to be transported away from the risk area. The Water-Gates are ideal for this type of project and would have minimised any further risks of pollution if used in anger.”
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
After 4 floods in 16 years, the Water-Gate Barrier was used in November and December 2012. The relief when it prevented what would have been a 5th and 6th flood was enormous. The best part is the piece of mind that follows.
Pam, Nottingham Resident
I would not hesitate to recommend Flood Protection Solutions, a very professional and detailed service.
Neil, Hebden Bridge Resident
The service that was provided was very good, communications were excellent, and they dealt with our issues in a very responsive and professional manner.
Trevor Palmer, Sellafield Ltd