Gravity Flow Systems Southwest, Inc.

Gravity Flow Systems Southwest, Inc.

Gravity Flow Systems has been in the business of supplying Wedgewater™ Filter products for over 40 years. It started with the simple idea of using gravity and other natural forces to separate solids from liquids. Originally known as Hendricks Fluid Systems, the company developed the Gravity Dewatering Filter Bed System in the early 1970’s, using stainless-steel wedgewire for sludge dewatering and drying.

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PO Box 1541 , Leadville , Colorado 80461 USA
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Industry Type:
Water Filtration and Separation
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
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The company name was eventually changed to Gravity Flow Systems, Inc. In 1978, we developed the high strength polyurethane media, currently known as the Wedgewater™ Filter Bed System, that is both structurally sound and more cost effective.

In the 1990’s, Gravity Flow Systems, Inc. was purchased by Aqua Care Systems, Inc. The assets of Gravity Flow Systems, Inc. were purchased by the current owners in September of 2000, and the name was changed to Gravity Flow Systems Southwest, Inc. In 2019 the company was moved to its current location in Leadville, Colorado and our manufacturing facilities are located in Denver.

We have the ability to provide order management, technical assistance, CAD design, and all other aspects necessary to supply the highest quality products, which the company has long been known for. We routinely work hand-in-hand with owners and engineers to provide the highest quality, best-performing equipment installations. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our products with innovative thinking applied to real-world applications. At Gravity Flow Systems Southwest, owner satisfaction is the highest priority.

We continue to be the leader in gravity solids / liquid separation equipment. Our superior engineering, quality materials and workmanship, hundreds of installations, and many years of experience make us the obvious choice. Our emphasis has always been on providing simple equipment requiring only the most minimal resources to run, operate and maintain to provide the best results. Once you have experienced our products, you will see how less really is more.


Gravity Flow Systems Southwest has the answer to your solids/liquid separation needs. Our quality products feature simple operation, ease of use, and extremely low maintenance. This means that your personnel can attend to other parts of your plant that need attention, because our equipment won’t!


Our equipment, by its very nature, is consistently dependable. Superior materials and fine production tolerances ensure quality equipment that is designed and engineered to do what it is supposed to do, day after day, year after year.


What could be more efficient than using gravity and other naturally-occurring phenomena to dewater and thicken solids? Quiet, economical operation that keeps your electric meter spinning more slowly and requires fewer man hours to make it all work.


For over 25 years, our Wedgewater™ rapid sludge dewatering beds and Lateral Flow™ thickener products have been the simple, fast and effective answer for hundreds of applications. What’s more, we tower above the others with the experience and expertise to help you design and implement just the right solution to your problem.


So go ahead, check us out. We’re sure you’ll be impressed with what you see. And when you are ready to ask the questions, give us a call or click on the “Contact” button to let us show you how Simple Solids Separation can work for you!  Go For Simple.  Go for GFSS.