Silt Traps And Catchpit Chambers

Turtle Enviro’s silt sentinel silt trap range is quickly becoming a staple element in the industry for sustainable drainage systems. We provide a wide range of options from this range including chamber depths ranging from 600mm to 2000mm, 110mm, 160mm & 150mm twinwall inlet options as well as heavy-duty silt traps for larger or commercial applications.

We also offer Turtle Enviro’s accesso range of catchpit chambers; another prefilter option for soakaway applications.

What is a catchpit?

A catchpit is a chamber that is installed underground, in front of a soakaway, that catches sediment in a bucket inside the chamber before it can proceed further downstream into an underground drainage system. Each catchpit chamber features a removable lid to allow for inspection and the ability to remove the sediment via a suction pipe, as opposed to a silt trap where debris is caught in a bucket that can be removed from the system and cleaned.

Is a prefilter necessary?

Prefilters are essential in any or sustainable drainage application as they prevent silt and debris from entering a soakaway crate. Installed upstream from the soakaway, a prefilter (usually a silt trap or catchpit chamber) will collect and prevent any silt or debris in the rainwater from moving further into an underground drainage system. This is especially important in soakaway applications, as soakaway crates can become blocked, highly reducing their efficiency, and leading to further problems over time.

Features & benefits of catchpit chambers

  • Compliant with SfA 7 specification.
  • Wide range of inlet options to support 110mm, 160mm and 150mm twinwall pipes.
  • All chambers with a depth of 1500mm and more are supplied with standard restriction caps.
  • Chambers are lightweight and do not require any specialist lifting equipment or machinery to move.
  • Granular backfill.
  • Access shafts are easy to cut, allowing flexibility on chamber depth.
  • Quick and easy to install.

Features & benefits of silt traps

  • Removable lid and internal silt bucket for inspection and cleaning.
  • 35kn loading access cover.
  • Heavy duty silt traps available for commercial applications.
  • Granular backfill.
  • Access shafts are easy to cut, allowing flexibility on chamber depth.
  • Quick and easy to install.
  • Chambers are lightweight and do not require any specialist lifting equipment or machinery to move.

To view an installation guide for catchpit chambers, click here.

For further information on how silt traps work, please watch our demonstration video below.

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  1. 235mm Extension Riser For 450mm Diameter Silt Traps
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