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catch basin

n.
1. A receptacle at the entrance to a sewer designed to keep out large or obstructive matter.
2. A reservoir for collecting surface drainage or runoff.

catch basin

n
(Civil Engineering) US and Canadian a pit in a drainage system in which matter that might otherwise block a sewer is collected so that it may periodically be removed. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): catch pit
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The City may also include as part of the street sweeping on-call services, the following Additive Bid Items (ABI): catch basin cleaning/vacuuming (ABI#1) and cleaning/vacuuming accumulated debris within roadside ditches (ABI#2).
Our catch basin cleaning program was a big learning curve for our city and residents, Galloway said.
While Smoothie King Center crews fashioned a fabric catch basin in the rafters to stop water from dripping on the court, Pacers coach Nate McMillan said coaches and players on both teams didn't want to risk an injury in the event the make-shift fix didn't hold up for the duration of Wednesday night's (Thursday Manila time) game.
He said this year the six-member cooperative has applied through the same program for a $200,000 grant to buy a new catch basin cleaner and the truck it is attached to.
Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) has announced a new product that increases the effectiveness of a storm water drainage catch basin or manhole by trapping debris, oil, sediment and other contaminants.
There, the flowing water has polished the rock into surrealistic marble swirls and channels, and the cool mountain water flows from catch basin to catch basin--each one is like a private swimming pool.
The water gently tumbles down over Oklahoma Chief Cliff stone into a decorative catch basin and is pumped back up into the vanishing-edge pool.
What about catch basin sediment from storm sewer cleaning?
A single pouch can be used to treat each catch basin for approximately 30 days (State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, 2000).
The cycle seems to rev up in the spring, as catch basin water dries up and what is left becomes organically rich and a perfect mosquito-breeding place.
So, all the water drops into a catch basin that surrounds the spa and has the same water level.
An overflow tube added to the dry well (not shown) or a slotted grate on the catch basin (below) will help relieve this problem.