Water filtration media

Since the early 1990’s, River Sands has been manufacturing and providing a variety of quality graded sands and gravel for water filtration applications both nationally and internationally.

Achieve crystal clear drinking water with River Sands Filter Media. Our products have been used successfully in water treatment plants, tertiary sewerage filtration, industrial water treatment and swimming pools.

River Sands Filtration Media is produced in accordance with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) B100-16 Granular Filter Media Standard. As a qualified manufacture to the AWWA B100-16 Standards, we provide a complete range of granular filtration media. River Sands can also produce filtration media to an agreed specification as supplied.

When you purchase your filter media requirements from River Sands you can be sure that uniformity co-efficients for the filtering material are fully tested, certified, and approved prior to delivery. Additionally, you can reduce project risk by ordering material from a single source with qualifications to manufacture according to the AWWA B100-16 Standards.

Filter Sands

Our filter sand is sourced form multiple locations including the 400 million year old Logan River system, to ensure we consistently provide the ideal angularity, size and spherity for the most efficient filtering of water. River Sands Filter Sands have a slow breakdown rate ensuring a longer filtration life and feature excellent backwashing characteristics, particularly when used in dual media filtration with filter coal.

Our silica sands are clean, hard, sub-rounded and consist of durable particles in accordance with the requirements for the AWWA B100-16. River Sands Filter Sands are typically manufactured from a river containing quartz and are carefully graded to meet a variety of gradings, including #7C.

Due to the size and and spherity of the quartz sand particle sizes along with our proven manufacturing process, our filter sand has tighter tolerances making it more efficient in filtering water. Our filter sand also improves filtering efficiency by reducing retention time and head pressure loss with greater flow rates.

Recent projects

  • Eastern Tertiary Water Alliance – Melbourne Water
  • Molendinar, Mt Crosby, North Pine, Capalaba Water Treatment Plants – Seqwater
  • Thiess Degremont Victorian Desalination Plant – Wonthaggi
  • Acciona Trility JV Mundaring Water Treatment Plant
  • Happy Valley, Hope Valley & Barossa Water Treatment Plants – SA Water

Where is this product available?

National. We have also exported filter media to a number of countries; for more information on export options please contact our Sales team.


  • Water treatment plants
  • Tertiary sewerage filtration
  • Industrial water treatment

Size availability

  • 20kg bags
  • Bulk bags

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