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Inline Canal Water Screens

Inline water screens protect people, fish and equipment. IWS screens remove water borne debris including moss, grass, hyacinth and tumbleweeds but can be designed to let fish swim through. Water comes through clean so it doesn’t clog waterways, pipelines or pumps.

Traveling water screens simplify maintenance of waterways so labor costs and risk of injury is much lower. Our screens elevate the mossy mess from the water, drop it on a conveyor and whisk it away to a container, platform or trailer for disposal.

Inline Canal Screen Features

Our traveling screens offer multiple ways to collect debris while allowing fish to swim through. Our traveling water screens are custom-designed for the location in question.

Water screens are constructed of heavy duty materials. Stainless steel 304, 316 and 317 are available. Water screen frames can also be made of aluminum or mild steel appropriately coated for your location.

All traveling water screen wear surfaces are covered with UHMW for long life. Screens are equipped with internal spray bar with high pressure water that removes the debris fro the back side of the traveling water screen.

A complete traveling water screen system could include:

  • Variable speed motor
  • Trough or conveyor
  • Elevator
  • Solenoid
  • Submersible pump
  • Filter
  • Control panel
  • Differential level control
  • Adjustable timer
  • Hand/off/auto controls
  • Belt openings as tight as 3/31’ and open as 3”

We offer many additional features for your inline screen needs.

Generator powered traveling water screen solutions

Do you need a traveling water screen solution for a remote location without power? Is it cost-prohibitive to run power lines to the screen location? International Water Screens will design and build a generator-powered traveling water screen for a fraction of the cost.

Traveling water screen with spray bar

Our standard traveling screen or fish screen has an internal spray bar with pressurized water that will blow off the debris that doesn’t fall off of the belting. International Water Screens will provide a pump for this pressurized water, or we can use domestic or fire water for the spray..

Traveling water screen hoods

Some screens have hoods to protect them from the elements and hide and quiet the hardware.

Traveling water screen conveyor/elevator

The elevator has a conveyor belt that lifts debris from the water, as the water flows past. The conveyor drops the collected material for collection. A spray bar helps remove debris from the screen.

Traveling water screen debris collection

Any floating debris can be removed. Floating plant matter, storm detritus, algae, construction material, or garbage that normally collects in waterways. Removing debris prevents clogged pipelines, protects pumps, and can be designed for various types of debris.

Different sites have different debris problems, and different ways to remove the debris must be adapted to local conditions.

Traveling water screens for algae and aquatic plant removal

Algae and rapidly growing plants like Water Hyacinth can quickly clog waterways if they aren’t removed. International Water Screens can design a system to address your area’s specific problems.

Recent Inline Screen Projects

San Francisco Bay Area City Cleans Mossy Mess

In Contra Costa County, east of San Francisco, we installed an IWS Screen to remove water borne debris including moss, hyacinth and tumbleweeds.
Learn more

Nebraska Inline Traveling Water Screen

This irrigation district installed this IWS traveling water screen system to help protect pipelines leading as well as pivot irrigation lines.  Read more

We design, build and install custom water screens for a wide variety of customers.
Our traveling water screen applications are used in many industries worldwide.

Industries include: Agriculture, Geothermal Power Plants, Hydroelectric Power Plants, Municipal and Nuclear Power Plants.

Contact International Water Screens


 (661) 746-7959

11007 Ainswick Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Rich Gargan:
Main Phone: (661) 746-7959
Cell Phone: (661) 979-1815
Fax: (661) 746-7943

Chris Gargan: (661) 979-7206

Joel Irving: (310) 614-4681

Let us know how we can help you

Rich Gargan will contact you within one business day

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