Sand Media Filters
Automatic Backwash System

Yardney Sand Media Filters are designed as a solution for the most challenging dirty water conditions in irrigation systems. Yardney pioneered the use of sand media filtration in 1965 and through advancing technology, continues to provide high performance and long term value in the field. Yardney Sand Media filters are manufactured in the USA to the most exacting standards.


  • Removal of algae, slime or other organic contaminant as well as sand, rock, grit and other inorganic contaminants
  • Protects drip and micro-irrigation systems from plugging with fine filtration removal down to 200 mesh or 75 microns


  • ASME code shaped head construction for durability and safety
  • Standard carbon steel products use 3/16" thick material
  • Standard stainless steel products use 10 gauge thick material
  • Standard operating pressure of 80 psi (high pressure systems available)
  • Backwash automatically initiated by elapsed time or pressure differential
  • Easy-entry lid closure with weld tabs for operator safety
  • Stainless steel wedgewire underdrain
    • Ensures structural integrity in the harshest conditions
    • Hydraulically balanced to increase effectiveness of backwash while reducing flush frequency and waste of water
    • High strength stainless steel wedgewire will withstand a collapse pressure in excess of 600 psi
  • Exterior of tank on carbon steel product is powder coated with UV stabilized polyester powder coat for longer product life and greater protection from the environment
  • Standard 6" drain port included on all 36" and 48" tanks ensuring less labor for dumping of media and access to the stainless steel underdrain
  • Standard 3" drain port included on 14", 18", 24" and 30" tanks
  • Made in USA

Standard product includes:

  • Easy-entry lid closure
  • Valves
  • Inlet and outlet manifolds
  • Grooved couplings to connect hardware
  • Grooved PVC adapters for backwash manifold
  • Mainline couplings with PVC adapters
  • Automation package
  • Sacrificial anode on stainless steel product

Available options:

  • ASME code
  • High pressure
  • Solar package
  • Custom filter station
    layout piping