Keeping Groundwater Safe From Contamination

By troy_lott GWAW2018 Groundwater Awareness With 0 Comments

Groundwater Awareness Week was established to highlight the responsible development, management and use of water. It’s an opportunity for the public to learn about the importance of groundwater and how the resource impacts lives.


The National Ground Water Association says there are two fundamental categories of groundwater protection:

-Keeping it safe from contamination.

-Using it wisely by not wasting it.


Using it wisely:

-Americans use 79.6 billion gallons of groundwater each day. 

-44 percent of the U.S. population depends on groundwater for its drinking water supply.

-California pumps 10.7 billion gallons of groundwater each day, a third more than the second-highest state, Texas.

-Groundwater is 20 to 30 times larger than all U.S. lakes, streams, and rivers combined. 

-Only 1 percent of the water on Earth is useable, 99 percent of which is groundwater. 

-Groundwater accounts for 33 percent of all the water used by U.S. municipalities. 

-53.5 billion gallons of groundwater are used for agricultural irrigation each day. In 1990 that number was 2.2 billion. 

-The largest U.S. aquifer is the Ogallala, underlying 250,000 square miles stretching from Texas to South Dakota. Scientists estimate it could take 6000 years to naturally refill the aquifer if it were ever fully depleted. 


What’s your water footprint? You can calculate it here.


Keeping it safe:

Dewatering bags can help reduce or eliminate contamination in groundwater by safely trapping sediment, contaminants and other solid particles that may otherwise make their way into the U.S. waterways.

A dewatering bag facilitates filtration of a fluid mixture allowing solid materials to be retained as the water or liquid drains. With BAG Corp’s DeWatering Super Sack®, the smallest particles retained during filtration is 460 microns. Fabric airflow equals 230ft3/min. Our bags are UV treated for extended use outdoors and provide a remarkable 90% tensile strength retention after 1,000 hours of exposure.

BAG Corp’s DeWatering Super Sack® is engineered with special porous polypropylene fabric with warp and weft tensile strengths greater than those of conventional 8 oz. polypropylene. The heavy-duty construction provides an impressive 3,000 lb capacity with a safety factor of 5:1. Super strong, heavy-duty lift loop construction is available depending on your specific weight requirements.


Did you know?

-The gold mining industry uses the DeWatering Super Sack® during the precious metal recovery process.

-Municipalities rely on the DeWatering Super Sack® for removal of the problematic Struvite, which can wreak havoc on wastewater treatment plants.

-Dewatering bags are widely used across a number of industries, from agricultural to construction and from food & beverage to oil & gas. Uses and applications include; cake filtration, dewatering sludge, clarifying water or other liquids, bio treatment projects, product washing, product collecting, and more.


The DeWatering Super Sack® comes with a variety of filling and discharging selections for efficient and safe handling of this specialized product. If you would like to discuss what options are best for your application, contact one of our expert product specialist at BAG Corp.


About BAG Corp:

BAG Corp is a bulk bag industry leader, innovating processes through experience. As a developer, manufacturer, supply chain and logistics provider, we move product around the world and meet customer inventory needs every day. BAG Corp services global brands, represented across a broad spectrum of industry verticals.