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Storm Drain Inlet Protection


SKU MM-DCB-24-24

Storm Drain Inlet Protection bags are proudly made in the USA. The filters are available in a wide variety of sizes to fit your projects needs. By using the storm drain inlet protection you are limiting sediment from going into stormwater and helping to stop backups which could cause damage to your jobsite or residence.

Using our inlet protection is vital to help reduce damage or further backups to the storm system by preventing larger debris from getting lodged in the curb inlet and avoiding EPA fines.

Installation and maintenance is just as simple, when inspectors are reviewing the screens and they start to fill just empty the storm drain debris screen, and then reinstall to be used again.


Product Specifics

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Product Features

  • Superior performance at a competitive price
  • Patented design keeps silt, sediment and debris out of storm systems
  • Conforms quickly to the exact shape of the curb
  • Built-in protective overflow design increases performance
  • Reduces or eliminates the need to flush or clean inlets
  • Sizes to fit any curb and gutter inlet
  • Easy to install, maintain, inspect and reuse multiple times
  • Meets EPA regulations and NPDES requirements


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Installation and Maintenance Guidelines


  • The empty Dandy Curb Bag should be placed over the grate as the grate stands on end.
  • If using optional oil absorbents, place absorbent pillow on the bottom of grate pouch.
  • Attach absorbent pillow to tether loop.
  • Tuck enclosure flap inside to completely enclose the grate.
  • Holding the lifting straps (do not rely on lifting straps to support entire weight of grate), place the grate into its frame (street side first), then lower back edge with dam into place.
  • When properly installed, the Dandy Curb Bag should be partially blocking curb hood.
  • Maintenance:

    • Remove all accumulated sediment and debris from the surface and vicinity of the unit after each storm event.
    • Remove the sediment that has accumulated within containment area of the Dandy Curb Bag as needed.
    • If using optional oil absorbents, remove and replace absorbent pillow when near saturation.
Dandy Curb Bag Diagram

Storm Drain Inlet Protection Over Storm Drain

How To Deal With Sediment And Erosion Threats

The effects of erosion and sedimentation can be terrible for the environment. It has resulted in a loss of stream capacity and flooding as well as loading up ecosystems with hazardous and dangerous elements.

Suspended sediment can lead to very poor water quality caused by a lack of sunlight, a decrease in photosynthesis processing, and a serious decrease in plant growth while destroying habitats, and moving pollutants around contaminating everything.

Erosion and sediments have become a huge issue over the years, prompting a need to control the loss of soil from construction sites. Construction sites are seriously at risk because of their sizes. As an example, exposed areas of soil are affected by storms and rainwater. To date, regulations such as the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System in the United States have been implemented to eliminate contaminations.

Sediment Control And Soil Protection

Sediment from badly managed construction sites can lead to significant deterioration of streams and rivers.

Sediment control is seriously needed when it comes to steep slopes or large exposed areas that do not have grass or plant life. Even flat slopes and small areas need protection by making improvements using less expensive materials. There are 2 choices to take into consideration to protect soil and control sediment.

While sediment control is used as a temporary solution, it can be used for stormwater applications as well.

Sediment containment structures offer the storage volume necessary to allow sedimentation and handle incoming water.

Containment systems catch particles to settle out of the storm and rainwater runoff. These systems have hydraulic controls that will slow down the water's acceleration letting gravity take care of suspended particles.

These structures are created to keep eroded soil on construction sites and not wash off causing water pollution to streams, rivers, seas, or lakes.

Importance of Sediment Control

Sediment Control is used at Construction Sites

Silt fences are used when construction has disturbed or loosened soil, making it even more susceptible to washing away. These fences can prevent silt from entering streets, streams, or catch basins. Catch basins are specifically used to filter silt from runoff water while a silt bag of nonwoven geotextiles is placed over a pump outlet hose to collect the silt.

A synthetic fabric curtain is suspended in a body of water and used to prevent silt-filled runoff water from entering the ecosystem by collecting it before it's carried away.

Construction sites cannot always retain the runoff as large containment areas and volumes are required. Evaporation and infiltration might not be enough to drain the system before the next storm hits causing flooding issues for the site. Sediment can be controlled by temporary BMPs that are often found on the sites but it's still recommended to consult with a sediment control specialist before the construction project is completed.