Mobile Water-Fillable Barriers are temporary, reusable hydraulic structures isolating water or an area from the effects of flooding to protect residential and industrial buildings. They consist of one or more prefabricated flexible shells intended for use as water obstacles.
Versatile and Cost Effective
Produced using a flexible, polymeric material, with a length of up to 15 m. Our Roo-Barriers come equipped with DN40 drainage valves. On both sides, along the perimeter, are straps with eyelets for securing the barrier using ropes to resist any strong currents.

Easy to deploy in the field, they do not require any special personnel training and or special equipment for installation.
Advantages and Benefits
  1. Excess water in the immediate vicinity is used as the actual filler
  2. Empty barriers are lightweight, easy to fold and occupy very little space during transportation
  3. Minimal labour and human resources required
Additionally, water pressure is distributed evenly over the entire surface of the water-filled barrier and provides equal force to the whole barrier upon contact with an obstacle.

Apart from emergencies, water-filled barriers can also be used to drain or divide an area already underwater. For example, to increase a coastline area or divide a space into smaller parts.

Charateristics and Dimensions
The standard dimensions of water-fillable barriers are 10 meters long and 1.5 meters wide when empty. When filled, they rise to a height of approximately 0.7 - 0.8 meters. Before filling the flexible barriers, they are placed around the perimeter of the area or water. Additionally, the barriers are set to overlap each other and pulled together using a special tight joint.

Barriers are filled using a motor pump, fire truck pump, or any other means of pumping the required volume of water into the barrier. The additional drainage valves are opened to bleed the air while being filled.

Drainage valve plugs are replaced once filled, and if necessary, the structure is supported by heel supports (or sandbags) with a one-meter gap for stability against wave vibrations.

Compared to hundreds of sandbags a single barrier is as light as a feather!
Rapid Set-up

At 10 metres long, save valuable time compared to filling and stacking sand bags 10 metres long and 0.7mtrs high.
Minimal Labour

No special equipment, preparatory work and/or site organisation required.
Long Service Life

Reusable and durable patented polymeric material.
Save valuable time and resources now!

Contact Rootank to order our standard water-fillable barriers, or take advantage of our "Flexible Solutions" customisation services and have them manufactured according to your specifications.

We can design a package to suit your unique needs at a competitive price without compromising on quality.
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Suite 2, Level 18, 45 Clarence St
NSW, Sydney 2000, Australia
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