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Town of Peace River Flood Control

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WaterBloc provides rapidly deployed, temporary flood solution.

The Pats Creek Culvert in the Town of Peace River, AB collapsed due to an overflow of water and debris. The downtown core was blocked off to residents after it quickly flooded with water.


Peace River, Alberta



Project Partners

Owner: Town of Peace River
Contractor: Gross Venture
Completion Date: April 2014


Parts of Peace River were evacuated as the downtown area continued to flood. The client required a temporary flood control solution that could be rapidly deployed to contain the water.


Nilex provided the client with WaterBloc barriers. The barriers incorporate twin chambers with an internal baffle in the middle of a single membrane. They are manufactured with high strength PVC fabrics designed to maximize puncture resistance, tensile and tear strength. WaterBloc is inflated with water and seals surrounding ground conditions to ensure a stable dam of contained water that will not roll.


After locating and removing any submerged debris that may have caused damage, seven (3 ft by 50 ft) WaterBloc barriers were simply rolled out and filled with water to quickly provide temporary flood control.


WaterBloc provided the client with a simple and effective solution. WaterBloc’s environmental impact is low and can be installed/removed at a fraction of the cost of conventional flood control methods such as earth berms and sandbags. Once a project has been completed, WaterBloc can be drained and stored for future use.


The Nilex Advantage

Nilex is committed to unearthing better results. Whether it’s for a civil, resource or environmental project, we offer the latest engineered and technically superior materials and techniques to save our customers time and money, and minimize the need to move or remove earth, and reduce the need for granular materials.

With over 35 years experience, a long-standing commitment to the environment and highly qualified staff, Nilex delivers the products and technologies that give clients an economic advantage with environmental benefit.

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