Seep Control and Slope Stabilization

Vetiver grass is highly tolerant to heavy metals and adverse environmental conditions, making it a perfect choice for seep control and slope stabilization at a variety of solid waste facilities and other industrial sites.

The plant’s extensive root system keeps slopes intact, minimizes erosion, and reduces runoff.  The roots also stabilize and absorb heavy metals to remediate in-situ and prevent off-site migration.  Heavy metals are stabilized in the roots so leaf cuttings are safe for use as mulch, erosion control, biomass energy production, or other productive purposes.

Vetiver bioengineering applications include:

  • Slope Stabilization
  • Erosion control
  • Prevention and control of landfill seeps
  • Disaster mitigation (i.e. flood zones, landslides)
  • Groundwater protection
  • Establishment of turf in difficult areas
  • Protection of crops and rehabilitation of farmland
  • Pest control

We at Leachate Management Specialists can assess your site-specific needs and determine if a vetiver solution is right for your facility.  Contact us today!