The Construction industry face many unique environmental challenges. Construction site sediment control, spill control and containment during earth moving or construction operations for example, can prevent silt, sediment and hazardous chemicals migrating to environmentally sensitive areas.

Hydraulic equipment used in construction also has the potential to leak hazardous substances into the surrounding environment and cause pollution.

We recommend a range of silt and sediment, spill control and containment solutions to ensure your organisation protects its environment.

To assist your environmental efforts, we have compiled a list of potential risks facing organisations within your industry and corresponding product solutions and other related material to help you protect your environment.

Please click on a question relevant to your organisation for more information about construction site sediment control and spill control.

FAQs – Construction Site Sediment Control and Spill Control

Do you conduct earth moving or excavation operations?

Chatoyer Solution

During construction operations such as earth moving and excavation, there is a potential risk for silt and sediment to leave the site and migrate to environmentally sensitive areas or run off into the stormwater drain. If excavating in or along side a waterway, turbidity in the waterway will need to be addressed. Here are some construction site sediment control products to assist with environmental compliance during your project.

Cateogory : Silt and Sediment Control

Chatoyer Silt Curtain for construction site sediment control - installed around an excavation site along the shoreline

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Silt Curtain
Installed in waterways to control turbidity and assist in the settling of solids (silt) suspended in water. The flotation of the silt curtain can also function as a floating containment boom for fuel spills on water.
yellow 2m long Rubber Silt Sock on work site protecting stormwater drain for construction site sediment control
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Silt Socks
Placed around a drain to prevent silt and sediment from entering the stormwater pits.
image of Chatoyer Silt Warden installed in a drain pit as one option for construction site sediment control
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Silt Warden
Placed inside the drain pit to prevent silt and sediment from entering the stormwater system.  

Do you need to pump out excess water on your site?

Chatoyer Solution

Rain events can leave excess water requiring construction site sediment control. Before discharging the excess water into the stormwater system it must be filtered to meet EPA requirements.

Cateogory : Silt and Sediment Control

black dewatering geobag filtering sediment and discharging on grass
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Geobags
Dewatering bags are an economical way to filter sediment laden water before discharge off site.
Do you operate portable generators or other hydraulic equipment?

Chatoyer Solution

Equipment using hydraulics, oil or fuel have the potential to leak hazardous chemicals onto the ground or into nearby waterways. Hazardous chemical pollution will attract fines and penalties by law which could lead to a site shutdown.

Cateogory: Spill Containment

Chatoyer black XR-5 collapsible bund storing a pump, IBCs and other containers of liquids
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Portable Containment Bund
Temporary storage to bund anything that could leak during operations including mobile generators, hydraulic equipment, portable toilets and containers of liquids.

Cateogory: Spill Control

SpilMax group of spill kits and absorbents including pads, rolls, booms, wipes, pillows, oil and fuel, chemical, universal or general purpose

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SpilMax Spill Control
The SpilMax range of spill kits and absorbents are suitable for the clean up of leaks or spills including oils, fuels, diesel, coolant and other hazardous chemical liquids.
Do you conduct dredging operations in aquatic systems?

Chatoyer Solution

Dredging and excavation operations causes large quantities of silt and sediment to be disrupted in marine environments. This could potentially release contaminants into environmentally sensitive regions of the aquatic system.

Vessels may be carrying stored volumes of fuel, lubricants and oil and should therefore be equipped with suitable spill kits and appropriate storage to contain spilled hazardous liquids.

This situation is a great example of a time where construction site sediment and spill control and containment are required

Cateogory: Silt & Sediment Control

Chatoyer Silt Curtain for construction site sediment control - installed around an excavation site along the shoreline

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Silt Curtain
An impervious barrier strategically installed in waterways to control turbidity and assist in the settling of solids (silt) suspended in water. The flotation of the silt curtain can also function as a floating containment boom for fuel spills on water.

Cateogory: Spill Containment

chatoyer collapsible portable containment bund red PVC containing 2 drums. Deployed with Ground Mat and Liner. This collapsible bund contains 2 drums of chemical. If the drums leak, the bund will contain the leak and prevent pollution.
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Portable Containment Bund
Temporary storage to bund anything that could leak during operations including mobile generators, hydraulic equipment, portable toilets and containers of liquids.

Cateogory: Spill Control

SpilMax group of spill kits and absorbents including pads, rolls, booms, wipes, pillows, oil and fuel, chemical, universal or general purpose

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SpilMax Spill Control
The SpilMax range of spill kits and absorbents are suitable for the clean up of leaks or spills including oils, fuels, diesel, coolant and other hazardous chemical liquids.
Do you conduct drilling operations in aquatic systems?

Chatoyer Solution

In the event of a leak or accident during drilling operations, oil or other hazardous substances could be released. It is important to have spill control products on hand to contain and clean up a spill.

Cateogory: Spill Containment

A high visibility yellow containment boom deployed in the ocean. This boom is containing a spill in rough conditions.

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Containment Booms
An impervious barrier designed to deflect or contain hydrocarbon spills or floating debris in aquatic environments.

Cateogory: Spill Control

SpilMax marine booms and absorbent pads on water absorbing a hydrocarbon spill
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SpilMax Spill Absorbents
The SpilMax range of oil & fuel marine booms and absorbent pads are suitable for the containment of hydrocarbons (including oils and fuels) on water.
Do you need dust suppression?

Cateogory: Liquid Containment

blue PVC flexible tank, bladder, pillow tank on grass

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Flexible Tanks
A cost effective, portable easy to manage water storage product ideal to use for dust suppression on any worksite.