WT Water-Gate Pollution Control Barrier


The perfect tool to save time and preserve the environment whilst keeping costs low.

The WA barrier is specially designed to be installed in watercourses. It can be used to create water reserves in rivers and brooks.

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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.

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. The barrier features openings at its base that can be operated to let clean water flow through. The pollutant is collected at the surface where it builds up long enough to be treated. The release holes can be opened or closed during use.

Emergency response to oil spills can be particularly difficult, with a high potential for contamination. It is important for first responders to have systems which are light, compact, flexible, efficient and effective.

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.

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 (or other sorbent booms) to contain pollution.  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.

The Water-Gate is a temporary water barrier which is unique in the way that, once rolled out, it self-deploys.

It uses the weight of the water to hold the water back. The water lifts the top of the barrier whilst at the same time weighing the base down, forming a seal. By utilising this unique self-opening method, it reduces the time, effort and number of people required to install it.


There are a range of sizes available to suit different applications.
WT Water-Gate Diagram

• Pollution Control in watercourses

• Release holes fitted for fresh water
• Very hardwearing
• Slows down streams to enable pollution clean up
• Reusable

• Release holes can be opened/closed to control flow

• Works on a variety of surfaces
• Can be used in conjunction with oil sorbents

On-Demand Training available

Model Height/cm Length/m Width/cm Weight/kg Pollution Holes
WT 2825 71 7.6 246 24.1 14 | ø4.5″
WT 2835 71 10.7 246 34.1 24 | ø4.5″
WT 2850 71 15.2 246 46.7 39 | ø4.5″
WT 3930 100 9.1 404 65.1 19 | ø4.5″
WT 3950 100 15.2 404 108.7 39 | ø4.5″
WT 5030 130 9.1 526 92 19 | 3 x ø3″
WT 5050 130 15.2 526 153 39 | 3 x ø3″
WT 6030 150 9.1 610 106 19 |3 x ø3″
WT 6050 150 15.2 610 174.30 39 | 3 x ø3″


Please note if the barrier is in stock, delivery is usually within 1 week, however if it requires a factory order this can take 4 weeks. Please contact us if you wish to confirm delivery dates.

If you are not sure which model you require, please contact us, we can offer site visits to assess requirements.


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‘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


Please note the images represent the WT range and are designed to showcase the different sizes and uses, they may not represent the size of model selected.

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WT 2825, WT 2835, WT 2850, WT 3930, WT 3950, WT 5030, WT 5050, WT 6030, WT 6050

September 4, 2018