Sandbags are labour intensive, are very costly and can cause enormous environmental hazards
Traditional sandbagging using a backhoe and thousands of volunteers can take days or even weeks to put up a dike to protect from oncoming floods. When the flood is over, try to find a single volunteer to remove the dirty rotting sandbags.
Sandbags hold contaminants like sewage, pollution, riverbank seepage, bacteria, bio hazards, etc. It is a federal mandate, that sandbags cannot simply be dumped in the local landfill, but must be taken away and disposed of as hazardous materials, at a great expense.
Many cities in older areas have combined sewer systems (sewage and storm water). During peak rain events, the system cannot handle the capacity and spill fertilizers, automotive chemicals and oils, pesticides, and trash run off from the streets down into the sewers directly into the river system, bypassing the sewage treatment. Containment, specifically placed could control large volumes of water accumulation to reduce the threat of the combined system reaching its capacity causing raw sewage from going into the river system.
It is estimated that over 860 billion gallons of this cocktail of sewage escapes sewer systems across the country
Tiger Dams™, can combat the effects of overflowing sewer systems and keep these hazardous wastes from finding their way into rivers and drinking water.
For more information on using Tiger Dams™ for sewage containment give us a call.
The Tiger Dam™ system may be able to contain spilled bio-hazardous materials, wastewater and terrorist intended chemical liquids. The 90 second rapid deployment diversion Tiger Dam™ weighs 65 lbs. when empty, can be immediately filled to 50 feet holding 6300 lbs. of chemical liquid or slurry type mixtures. Simply use a 2″ pump to pump the sand/debris into the tube. The tube becomes an airtight holding tank, with over 6000 lbs. capacity –remove as weight capacity changes with the density of what it is filled with. Once contained in the holding tank, the spill can be pumped out at a safe and convenient time into a bio-hazardous tank truck/water truck and disposed of according to environmental standards.
Contact us for more information on the use & deployment of Tiger Dam™ systems.
In Canada there are 933 that are categorized as “large” dams under the ICOLD definition. Dams in Canada
While there is not a lot of data on how many communities could be effected by an event that required any of these dams to release large quantities of water to retain integrity or in the event of a catastrophic breach it is evident just by the sheer numbers of dams in North America that there would be serious repercussions.
For any of these communities’ forward thinking and preventative measures should include a Tiger Dams™ System and the training to effectively implement the system in times of flooding.
If you are looking for information regarding flood control, why not join the team of US Flood Control at the iAEM Conference (International Association of Emergency Managers) today and tomorrow at the Westin Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach California.
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Most resorts and resort towns are built close to water. Many are ocean side and subject to whatever those immense bodies of water throw at them.
Many others are built on lakes throughout the Americas and around the world. The great lakes are a perfect example as many large cities and small resort towns are built along their shores but many others are smaller but no less prone to the whims of weather.
This was proven last year as the beautiful resort town of Kelowna, British Columbia Canada came under attack when heavy rainfall and spring snow melt caused the Okanagan lake system to rise beyond its normal boundaries.
This put the shoreline of Kelowna and the downtown core at risk of flooding.
As the water rose US Flood Control was called to bring in their Tiger Dam™ systems to save the beaches and stop flooding of the downtown core. Continue reading →