Turbidity barriers, also known as turbidity curtains, silt curtains, or silt barriers, are essential in water or near water construction projects. Turbidity barriers contain the silt and sediments stirred by in water or near water construction activities and by dredging operations. Turbidity barriers are useful for a variety of construction projects, including terminal projects (such as groins, dikes, breakwaters), ferry landing construction, pipeline crossings, coastal and shoreline restoration and rehabilitation, and intake construction, among others.
Also keep in mind that when you are working in water or near water there are numerous rules and regulations that need to be followed. You may want consult a turbidity control specialists to ensure that you adhere to all regulations and requirements that might apply to your project, including the Clean Water Act, National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), and state (DOT) and local regulations. You will also need to keep in mind that if your project involves oil this will require extra precautions and you will also need to look into special equipment, such as oil spill response equipment, an oil skimmer, etc. Overall, if you are working on a project in or around water make sure you adhere to the proper environmental and safety regulations.by