The HydroSnake is the new, modern method to create a highly effective barrier to the threat of floodwater for domestic and commercial properties and ideal for use in pollution control.
The HydroSnake is a water-reactive temporary flood barrier for low-level flooding, water redirection, and pollution control, constructed from a non-woven outer material with a super absorbent core. The superabsorbent core contains a mixture of superabsorbent polymer (SAP) and wood pulp. Before use, the HydroSnake weighs less than 0.5kg, but once it comes into contact with water (absorption capacity up to ~20 liters), it can then be used to defend against, and redirect floodwater or non-corrosive chemicals/pollutants.
Each HydroSnake measures up to 1.45m in length when activated, making it the ideal flood barrier for warehouse doors, garden gates & paths, sports fields and for fire and emergency services. The HydroSnake is safe and easy to dispose of, and the super-absorbent polymer and pulp are both eco-friendly. After use, the contents can be dispersed into the ground, or alternatively, they are suitable for landfill or incineration. The HydroSnake is now being widely used by Fire & Rescue Services UK-wide in fire hydrant pit protection and maintenance, as well as for water redirection & pollution control.