dry well


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dry well

also dry·well (drī′wĕl′)
n.
An underground chamber, usually containing stones or rubble, that collects rainwater from the roof of a building and allows it to seep gradually into the soil, reducing runoff.

dry′ well`


n.
a hole used to drain off surface water, allowing it to be absorbed underground.
[1760–70]
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The city, meanwhile, pays for and manages stormwater with street sweeping, dry wells and roadside gutters, drains, pipes and swales.
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Low-impact development involves using site planning techniques that include dry wells for rooftop runoff, grassed swales, permeable pavers, green roofs, rain barrels and cisterns, and storm water planters.
Runoff from parking areas and roads that pick up oil and other wastes from land can be controlled quite effectively through filtration devices such as porous pavements, soak-away pits, and dry wells.