Event Phone: 678-469-5120
This course is approved for renewal of Level 1A/1B OR Level II GASWCC Certification.
This course is for Level 1A, Level 1B, and Level II GSWCC certified personnel in Georgia as well as all other interested parties. By far, silt fences are the most commonly used temporary sediment barrier to trap sediment in surface (sheet) flow. Silt fence is manufactured from geotextile filter fabric that allows water to pass through while trapping soil particles long enough for them to settle. Georgia has two classes of silt fence. The Sd1-S (Sensitive) fence also known as Type C silt fence.
The attendees will be divided into small groups. Each group will be issued a piece of silt fence, (new or previously used, or damaged). Using the silt fence tray, the group will pour a quantity of sediment into the tray and discuss the respective effectiveness and reduction of turbidity after the water passing through the fabric is collected and analyzed by a turbidimeter for NTUs.