Depending on where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is largely a tunnel that carry runoffs (rain) from urban areas. For a layman, it helps to think along the line of sewage system that works beneath our cities.
In the states, this is actually typically referred to as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is best known "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is popularly known as "stormwater drain".
And there it is, the next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you now know they talk about the same thing.
Functions of storm drain include draining excess water (rain or storm water) and ground water from pavement, streets and carparks into rivers and streams to protect yourself from flooding.
Although storm drains accomplish a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go into the storm drains landscape drainage solutions and cause outdoor drainage grates choking which might eventually cause flooding.
To guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the potential risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are used to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve two purposes.
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What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is actually exactly the same thing as a trench drain. In reality, you'll find names such as line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the same thing object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain that has a channel shaped body recognized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are generally mistaken for french drains. It is important to keep in mind that french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With any type of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too require a cover to serve as a safety precaution and to prevent large objects from entering the above ground pool cover drain drains which cause choking.
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