Water-Gate™ Water Barrier

The Water-Gate water barrier is a relatively light weight, rapid deploying, water retention system that uses flowing water to deploy itself automatically and instantly removes the need for thousands of sandbags. Click to view the Brochure. (This is a pdf file and requires Adobe Reader Get Adobe Reader) WaterGate

Deploy your Water-Gate water barrier quickly and easily!

  • No pump is needed because water flowing into the barrier causes it to deploy itself.
  • Installation can be done by one person.
  • From the smallest (6 inches) to the largest (18 feet) retention levels, all our Water-Gate barriers can be linked together, using the attachments provided.

The flexible Water-Gate can be deployed in many ways and at any angle to accommodate any terrain or structure to be protected.

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More benefits!

  • To dismantle the water barrier, simply lift a corner to allow water to flow under the bib. This will release the dam and allow the water to escape quickly. The barrier is then taken out and folded ready for its next use.

  • The barrier's durability means it can be used again and again for many years.

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A WaterGate barrier to suit all needs.

WA & WL series

The WA series water barrier is constructed of a tough PVC and polyester composite material that is suitable for frequent or daily use. This material is designed to stand up to extremely rough handling in the harshest conditions. This water barrier can be deployed in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees and is ice resistant while still maintaining its flexibility.

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Both WL and WA series barriers are available in retention levels from 6 inches to 18 feet.

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WP & WPL series

The WP series water barrier is designed with many of the same features as the WA series but is constructed of a single layer polypropylene material. While just as effective as the WA series it is designed to be a more cost effective solution for occasional flooding events and must be handled and stored with greater care.

The WPL series water barrier is designed with all of the same features as the WP series but is specifically designed with integrated weights along its length facilitating a more rapid deployment.

The WP and WPL series is available in retention levels from 14 inches to 39 inches.

Optional weights available for all models.

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Construction Applications

The Water-Gate water barrier revolutionizes the way cofferdams are built in virtually any application.  This tough and relatively lightweight barrier can block rivers and streams and create dry beds in minutes to facilitate workers and heavy equipment.

In situations where an extreme flow of water must be diverted the Water-Gate water barrier can be installed in such a way as to only block a portion of a running stream. By blocking a portion of the stream at ninety degrees and with additional barrier parallel to the bank. This allows for constant water release while drying the streambed for work access or rescue operations. The current running parallel to the barrier does not affect performance even when the current is very strong.

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Whenever streams are to be completely blocked at some point the water level may exceed the barrier’s rated retention level water may need to be released. The DS-1200 Overflow Diverter can be easily attached to the top of the barrier with the addition of the DP-75 Diverter Tunnel, available in 75’ lengths that can be easily attached together for extended length. This system replaces a heavy-duty pump and can drain at 1440 gpm while still maintaining a dry streambed. Multiple diverters can be installed according to drainage needs.

WaterGateBecause Water-Gate is available in retention levels from 6 inches to 18 feet building bridges, installation of culverts, building or repairing dams, river dredging, repair of small or large levees, or virtually any project where the control of water is required.

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MegaSecur inc. honored in Geneva

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MegaSecur has the great pleasure and honor to announce they won 3 international awards as a result of their participation at "The International Exhibition of Inventions, New Products and Technologies Trade Show", held April 4th to April 8th in Geneva, Switzerland.

This is the most important trade show in the world for exhibiting new inventions and new technologies. This unique business trade show attracts more than 80,000 visitors from more then 40 countries.

MegaSecur Inc. won the following prestigious awards:

  • FIRE SERVICES AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE from the City of Geneva.
    Awarded unanimously by the Jury
  • GOLD MEDAL
    in the ENVIRONMENT CATEGORY
    with Special Honours from the Jury.
  • INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AWARD

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Industrial and Environmental Applications

Our most popular line of barriers, the WA, is extremely durable and is resistant to most chemicals. Another model, the WP has an even broader range of chemicals that it can withstand. While not as durable as the WA, the WP is a less costly solution in situations where disposal of the barrier may be necessary or the chemical to be contained will damage the WP barrier.

Because the Water-Gate barrier is resistant to so many chemicals it is suitable for use in chemical plant maintenance, HAZ-MAT containment (whether by accident or design), and treatment of harmful chemicals, or virtually any situation that the retention of chemicals may be required.

Protection of essential utility infrastructure such as telephone switching stations, electrical power substations, water district pumping stations, wastewater facilities and many other types of facilities.

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First prize in the energy and environment category of the
"Grands prix québécois de l'invention 2000"

In Montreal, on December 2, 2000, the Water-Gate water barrier won first prize in the energy and environment category of the "Grands prix québécois de l'invention 2000" [Quebec invention competition]. The trophy was presented to Daniel Déry, president of MegaSecur Inc., by the Department of Research, Science and Technology. More than 260 inventions were entered in five categories of the competition.

Gold medal at IDSA 2002
(Industrial Designers Society of America)

Gold medal, Industrial Businesses and Products category of the Industrial Designer Excellence Awards in Virginia.

 

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Flood Prevention

Controlling rising water is simplified with Water-Gate. Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner this product can give you security from rising water as never before.

WaterGateSeveral sections can be attached together very quickly by a single person to create a barrier of the desired length or circumference.

The concept of Water-Gate is simple. It’s the weight of the water that stops the water. Its unique design allows the water to flow inside the barrier deploying and anchoring itself automatically.

 

WaterGateThe WL series water barrier is specifically designed with integrated weights along its length and is constructed of a tough PVC and polyester composite material that is suitable for frequent or daily use. This material is designed to stand up to extremely rough handling in the harshest conditions. This water barrier can be deployed in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees and is ice resistant while still maintaining its flexibility.

The WL series barrier is available in retention levels from 6 inches to 18 feet.

The WPL series water barrier is designed with many of the same features as the WL series including integrated weights, but is constructed of a single layer polypropylene material. While just as effective as the WL series it is designed to be a more cost effective solution for occasional flooding events and must be handled and stored with greater care.

The WPL series is available in retention levels from 14 inches to 39 inches.



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Technological innovation of the year award at Quebec’s Environmental Technology Tradeshow 2000

In Saint-Hyacinthe (Quebec, Canada), on March 31, 2000, MegaSecur Inc. won the Prix de l’innovation technologique de l’année [technological innovation of the year award]. Our company was the "people’s choice" at the "Salon des technologies environnementales du Québec 2000" [Quebec’s Environmental Technology Tradeshow 2000], run by the province’s RÉSEAU Environnement. Of the 13 innovations exhibited, more than 85% of the vote went to the water barrier.

 

Two recognitions for MegaSecur inc. at the Institute of Design Montreal

May 17, 2001

  • Institute of Design Montreal Grand Prize
  • Institute of Design Montreal's Canada Prize, Specialized products

 

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Local & Municipal Government Applications

Controlling floods is now simple with WaterGate water barrier. A flood protection wall the height of a man can be deployed at the speed of a person walking.

The concept of Water-Gate is simple. It’s the weight of the water that stops the water. Its unique design allows the water to flow inside the barrier deploying and anchoring itself automatically.

The WL series water barrier is specifically designed with integrated weights along its length and is constructed of a tough PVC and polyester composite material that is suitable for frequent or daily use. This material is designed to stand up to extremely rough handling in the harshest conditions. This water barrier can be deployed in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees and is ice resistant while still maintaining its flexibility.

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The WL series barrier is also available in a wooden crate consisting of 10 pre-attached 50-foot length barriers with retention levels up to 6.5 feet ready to be deployed quickly from a light utility vehicle. During an emergency deployment this system can be deployed very quickly to theoretically encircle an entire city to ensure maximum protection.

The WL series barrier is available in retention levels from 6 inches to 18 feet.

Also available is a specialized barrier known as the Water-Plug. This device is specifically designed to contain sewage or storm drain overflow from manhole covers. Simply place the Water-Plug over a manhole cover and it does the rest.

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Fire and rescue organizations can benefit greatly from Water-Gate.

Water-Gate allows building water reservoirs to meet pumping requirements. The barrier is light, compact, and heliportable. It can be rapidly installed and is very easy to set up and dismantle. (More info)

Water rescue operations can benefit by eliminating the water from the equation. People often drown when a vehicle overturns in a ditch or stream containing even a small amount of water. The Water-Gate can block the flow of water during the rescue.

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Both the WL and WA series barriers are suitable for these types of operations. The WL series has integral weights and is typically much heavier than a WA series of the same length and retention level. The WA series is lighter and much more portable for hand carry and will allow penetration into areas with difficult access. 

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Additional Resources:
WaterGate Decision Making Guide