ASTM WK40750

    New Test Method for Standard Test Method for Determination of Sediment Retention Devices (SRDs) Capability of Removing Suspended Sediment from Sediment-Laden Water for the Purpose of Dewatering.

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D18.25 | Committee D18 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This test method covers the guidelines, requirements and procedures for evaluating the ability of Sediment Retention Devices (SRDs) ability to remove suspended sediment from sediment-laden water for the purpose of dewatering.

    This standard is needed to evaluate SRDs in a dewatering environment. It is also needed due to recent regulations limiting the clarity of stormwater exiting a construction site. Stormwater exiting a construction site needs to be relatively free of sediment that will pollute water bodies. This test method will assign a numeric value to the stormwater as it exits the dewatering channel or a construction site.


    NTU; SRD; RECP; nephelometric turbidity units; nephelometer; sediment retention device; rolled erosion control product; dewatering; flocculent

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Ryan Vavra


    D18 (14-03)

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