Subject to where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is actually a tunnel that pool deck drain grates carry runoffs (rain) from urban areas. For a layman, it helps to think along the line of sewage system that functions beneath our cities.
In the patio drain covers US, this is popularly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, this is actually popularly known as "surface commercial floor drain grates water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is best known "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, the next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you now know they refer to the same thing.
Functions of storm drain include draining excess water (rain or storm 6 drain cover water) and ground water from pavement, streets and carparks into rivers and streams to protect yourself from flooding.
Although storm drains perform 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 enter the storm drains and cause choking which might eventually cause flooding.
To ensure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are employed 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 the exact same thing like a trench drain. In fact, there are other names like line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to exactly the same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain that features a channel shaped body portrayed by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) tend to be mistaken for french drains. It is important to understand that french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With any kind of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too need a cover to serve as a safety precaution and also to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.
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