You can reach our
Corporate Offices at
(800) 536-9343
Your filters are the final treatment barrier for the removal of undesirable particulates. Filters have the unique ability to remove many contaminates such as viruses, heavy metals, and some pesticides that may have be associated with particulates. The removal of particulates greatly increases the overall water quality and thus is one of the most important processes your treatment plant provides. Occasionally Filter Media replacement is necessary. Sidley offers you the finest Quartz Filter Media that meets or exceeds AWWA Standards and the 10 State Standards. In addition, we have developed other important services that can help you contain costs in Filter Media replacement. Listed below are the products we sell and the services we offer.


Effective Size
0.05 - 0.15mm
0.15 - .25mm
0.35 - 0.45mm
0.45 - 0.55mm
0.55 - 0.65mm
0.65 - 0.75mm
0.4 - 1.0mm
0.8 - 1.20mm
2.0 - 3.0mm

2 1/2" x 1 1/2" 64 x 38mm
1 1/2" x 3/4" 38 x 19mm
3/4" x 1/2" 19 x 13mm
1/2" x 1/4" 13 x 6.4mm
3/8" x 3/16" 9.5 x 4.8mm
1/4" x 1/8" 6.4 x 3.2mm
3/16 x 10 Mesh 4.7 x 2.0mm
1/8 x 12 Mesh

Uses . . .

  • Potable Drinking Water Treatment Plants
  • Waste Water Treatment Plants
  • Commercial Package Plants
  • Residential Septic Systems
  • Rapid Sand Filters
  • Slow Sand Filters
  • Sludge Drying Beds
  • Industrial Water Treatment

Packaging . . .
All Sidley Filter Media can be supplied in 50 pound bags, super sacks, and in bulk quantities.

Transportation . . .
Sidley owned trucks, trailers, and pneumatic trailers offer unsurpassed delivery service. Our Sidley operated trucks insure our customers of no media contamination. Customers may also make their own arrangements for shipping.

Induction and pneumatic installation . . .
Save time and money. Unique placement of Support Gravels and Filter Media is possible in bulk loads when using the Sidley inductor. For placement of Filter Media only, the pneumatic trailer is desirable. Either system allows for the transportation of Media by hose into your plant at distances of at least 250 feet.

Who and how to contact Sidley's . . .
Local Number: (440) 951-5050
Toll Free: (800) 536-9343
Fax Number: (440) 352-9329
Rob Sidley ext. 3135

How to determine when to replace our media system?
This can depend upon many factors including operation and maintenance of related filter components. As a standard rule-of-thumb, the filter media products should be replaced every 10-12 years. The media particles have a tendency to round-off from attrition and lose its cleansing effectiveness. The media can also increase in size due to the build-up of chemicals and polymer on a granule.

R.W. Sidley, Inc. can provide a filter evaluation to assist in determining the best solution for your filter.

Product Information

  Silica Filter Sand Analysis
  Silica Support Gravel Analysis
  Silica Waste Water Analysis
  Bluestone Support Gravel Analysis