Industrial Environmental, Inc. provides both hydraulic and mechanical dredging services for a multitude of functions such as:
- Municipal Lakes and Ponds
- Industrial Lakes and Ponds
- Private Lakes and Ponds
Today, environmental regulation, and in many cases, physical footprint, limit the area available for dredge spoils management. At Industrial Environmental, Inc. we define environmental dredging as:
Dredging that must be regulatory compliant, and requires treatment of dredge spoils and / or water prior to discharge or disposal.
Industrial Environmental, Inc. has completed projects to mitigate mercury, manganese, and other projects that require adherence to total suspended solids parameters. We can isolate our dredging and solids / water treatment locations to insure that no dredged material or potential water pollutant escapes into the environment. Industrial Environmental, Inc. has successfully dredged and discharged treated water into environmentally sensitive areas, adjacent to federally protected wetlands, and according to the requirements set for in the Army Corps. of Engineers 404 permit. Industrial Environmental Inc. routinely uses geotextile tubes to manage dredge spoils. Along with geotextile tubes, Industrial Environmental, Inc. operates a fleet of mobile dewatering equipment including decanting centrifuges, belt filter presses, and plate and frame filter presses. We not only possess the equipment required to manage dredge spoil, but also maintain the ancillary equipment such as screens, mix tanks, and mobile clarification equipment required to meet the most stringent effluent water quality requirements.
Industrial Environmental, Inc. takes into account the risks associated with dredging such as:
- Spoils Manangement
- Liner Protection
- Dredging Online
- Total Suspended Solids: Our equipment uses shrouded cutter heads to reduce turbidity.
Environmental Protection: Our equipment uses only biodegradable hydraulic fluid, and spill control equipment and materials are stored on shore and on the deck of the dredge.
- Personal Protective Equipment: Our operators are mandated to wear Personal Floatation Devices when on or near the water.
Dredging A Lined Pond
The dredge pictured below is dredging a lined pond at a utility. Depth is controlled by the operator in the cab. There is a depth meter on the ladder visible to the operator. The operator maintains a depth approximately 18” above the design depth to insure that the integrity of the liner is maintained in the event the liner was installed with a wrinkle or bubbling has occurred.