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soakaway

(ˈsəʊkəˌweɪ)
n
(Building) a pit filled with rubble, etc, into which rain or waste water drains
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Leaves can also block soakaways - getting rid of them may make you dirty but that's better than a flood.
Managing water drainage is a necessity and using permeable block paving helps, while alternative products that incorporate additional linear drainage and soakaways are very popular.
In addition, pre-cast concrete elements of crash barriers, soakaways, manholes, kerbstone and solid blocks were produced to demonstrate high-value applications in the concrete industry.
As many as 125 soakaways have been installed along the main carriageway to deal with water-logging on the street.
Soakaways for rain water from roof gutters and reinforced surfaces--application, hydraulic dimensioning, construction and operation.
The solution was to construct a new pumping station on the banks of the River Severn, with gravity sewers and a rising main to connect the properties, providing benefits to the community by eliminating flooding and environmental pollution associated with existing septic tanks and soakaways, whilst enabling future development in the village.
Installation of septic tanks, sewage treatment plants and soakaways ?
2008, "The sorption of heavy metal species by sediments in soakaways receiving urban road runoff," Chemosphere, 70, pp.
Systems such as permeable pavements, swales and filter strips, soakaways, rain gardens, retention ponds and wetlands allow water to be dealt with on site rather than transporting it further away.
Twenty-five papers from a November 2005 conference held in Paris present an adaptive decision support system (ADSS) for controlling urban stormwater pollution using such techniques as swales, soakaways, constructed wetlands, ponds, and porous paving.
Large portions of the Caribbean population are not served by sewage-collection systems but rather depend on individual systems such as septic tanks, soakaways, and pit latrines.
Trees and shrubs are cut down so that every driveway, path and garden can be covered with monoblock thus effectively removing all the natural soakaways and leaving nowhere for rainwater to go.