Turbidity Barrier Uses
FAQ: Can I Reuse a Turbidity Barrier?
Question: I purchased a turbidity barrier from you about a year ago. I am starting a new project that requires the barrier. Can I just reuse the one I have or do I need to purchase a new one?
Answer: Thank you for contacting us! Turbidity curtains can be reused as long as they are properly cleaned and are not previously used with materials that are contaminated. If you are using this barrier in a location that is dealing with contaminated materials, please make sure that your curtain is properly decontaminated before reuse.
Choosing the Right Turbidity or Silt Barrier
One thing you will want to check regardless of your application is if you are using the right barrier for your location. Turbidity barriers are generally made in three different types, Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3.
Type 1 Turbidity Barrier: The Type 1 Barrier is economical choice for projects that involve calm water applications, such as in small ponds, lakes, swales, or roadside ditches.
Type 2 Turbidity Barrier: The Type 2 Barrier is our medium duty barrier option and it is designed for medium water conditions, such as in rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, or areas dealing with dredging.
Type 3 Turbidity Barrier: The Type 3 Barrier is our toughest barrier option and is designed for tough locations, such as rough water, waves, or long-term silt control.
If you do not happen to have the correct type, we do have all three types in stock and ready to ship in standard sizes (100' or 50' long x 5' wide).
Learn more about Turbidity Barriers.