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 which works beneath our cities.
In america, this is also known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, this is actually also known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is often called "stormwater drain".
And there it is, the very next tree grate time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they mean 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 in order to avoid flooding.
Although storm drains accomplish a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the what is grating inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go into the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually lead to flooding.
To ensure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the dangers 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 the two purposes.
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What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is actually exactly the same thing as swimming pool grating a trench drain. In actual fact, there are several names for example line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the same thing object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain which has a channel shaped body identified by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) tend to be mistaken for french drains. It is important to bear in mind french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With any kind of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too require 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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