ROWD: Right-Of-Way Dewatering
ROWD sleds are a mobile dewatering structure that can be used over and over. Building conventional straw bale and wooden frame dewater structures is time consuming, wasteful and can create potential issues or violations if improperly constructed. Already constructed upon delivery, the ROWD sled can replace a substantial amount of conventional dewatering structures by eliminating the single-location constraints, saving significant time and money, reducing the risk of environmental compliance issues and simplifying the entire dewatering process. Plus, the ROWD sled design and sturdy steel frame provides a properly built structure in even the most challenging locations.
Conventional Method: A conventional dewatering structure is built of straw bales and wooden posts, constructed on-site and intended to be used only at that location. If assembled incorrectly, these structures will fail. Additionally, the building of many structures takes numerous trips by an entire crew to the dewatering location, increasing the chance for set up errors. Once dewatering at a single location is complete, conventional structures should be removed but are sometimes simply abandoned, becoming a potential hazard to other crews and landowners.
ROWD Sled: With a sturdy steel frame, the ROWD sled eliminates potential failures. A ROWD sled is assembled in the yard and loaded with straw bales and a filter bag prior to use. With the filter material locked between the concentric rectangles to prevent shifting, a ROWD sled can be transported to the dewatering location. The solid steel frame is easily leveled on any terrain using dirt, logs, skids or construction timber mats. Once dewatering is complete, the ROWD sled is removed and taken to a new location. The ROWD sled can be used over and over by simply replacing straw bales as needed, therefore reducing the cost of labor, materials and cleanup.