What are Sediment Retention Fiber Rolls?

Site engineers, consultants, regulatory agencies, earthwork and seeding contractors, and other professionals within the construction industry often are faced with challenges posed by land, nature and weather. Special care must be taken to prevent soil erosion and sedimentation in receiving waters.

Sediment Retention Fiber Rolls (SRFRs) can help provide this special care. SRFRs are also known as "wattles." SRFRs slow and spread runoff, reducing sediment entering retention ponds, lakes and other water bodies.

The Erosion Control Technology Council's approved definition of a sediment retention fiber roll is:

A sediment retention fiber roll is a manufactured 3-dimensional device of a specified filler material encapsulated within a flexible containment material utilized in sediment and flow control applications.