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UKh2o – the largest supplier of sediment traps in Europe.

Sediment Traps stop sediment and debris from entering your drainage system.
Unblocking drains from sediment can be extremely inconvenient and expensive. To avoid this, use a sediment trap to collect the solids. This prevent them contaminating outgoing water during your work process.
We have general purpose as well as those for specialist use. We can also offer a variety of different traps for specialist applications.  

Previous Sediment Trap Customers

Previous customers include the BBC, Madame Tussauds, MITIE, GlaxoSmithKlein, Magnox, The Ministry of Defence, several Premiership football clubs and the Channel 4 archeological series, Time Team.

We supply traps for any application. If you have a specific enquiry (eg. Handling coffee grounds, petrol or hair etc.) – Call on 01903 500 551 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

What Are They Used For?

Our range of sediment and silt traps are intended for use in a variety of applications such as medical, where they collect plaster, metals and a variety of other materials which should be prevented from being allowed into the waste water system. We also provide sediment sink traps for dental surgeries and optical laboratories where they again collect metals but also plaster, ground enamel and glass. The particles that are collected are heavy and small enough to cause serious blockages and major damage should they collect in pipework, rather than in the easily maintained and cleared trap. Instead, our traps collect them and make them easy to recover and dispose of properly.

Who is responsible for what?

  • The business/property owner is responsible for all pipes, gutters and drains in and around the building. This includes drains leading up to the boundary at the property’s edge. If you have a blockage, flooding or structural defect there, it’s up to your organisation to put it right.
  • The local water and sewerage company is responsible for public sewers carrying sewage and stormwater from your property’s boundary to the local wastewater treatment works. Shared drains where several properties’ drains meet before joining the public sewer are also their responsibility to maintain.
  • The local council is responsible for road drainage and roadside gullies used to drain surface water from the highway, as well as council-managed properties.

In Staffordshire, a company had to pay £33,000 for polluting a brook with clay material after exceeding its discharge consent limit. Similarly, there was a food manufacturer in Worcestershire who was fined £12,000 for making illegal discharges into Severn Trent Water’s sewer network. This business was ordered to pay costs of over £30,000. In just one six-month period, the same authority brought successful prosecutions against seven different firms in the Midlands.

Furthermore the Environment Agency has its own rules about corporate pollution. You can learn more about how these incidents can lead to prosecutions here.” Source –

Where Are Sediment Traps Used?

Sediment Traps in Industry

Because of the larger volume of debris, our traps are popular in workshops and industries. In such work environments there are many elements which could cause problems for plumbing if there were no trap. Grinding pastes, abrasives, metal shavings and dust, sealant and paint slough would all cause problems if not handled effectively.

Sediment Traps for the Jewellery Industry

Due to the reclaiming of flakes of precious metals, our traps pay for themselves almost overnight. When the material that is being recovered is a precious metal, the dividends that collection and recovery pay make traps an obvious investment. These benefits also apply where there is the danger of loss thanks to valuables being washed or dropped down the drain. Valuables such as gem stones and precious metals can all be recovered simply and easily when the precaution of fitting a silt trap is taken.

Sediment Traps for Pottery and Paint Studios

As a result of blockages caused by play and paint build up, pottery and ceramic studios are strongly advised to utilise sediment traps. The UKST018 Gleco trap is an ideal trap for a small pottery studio, school or art block. We also offer sink traps for hospitals, laboratories and veterinary surgeries.

Specialist Sediment Traps

In addition to traps which collect heavier than water solids, we also have a range of traps which are designed to be used in the commercial food preparation, refuelling and lubrication industries, where they collect lighter than water products, including grease, oil and petrol.

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