catch basin


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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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"That's water on their lawns." The free flow of water as a result of routine catch basin maintenance will eliminate the recurring water problems that have typically resulted from solids (non-sewage) being dumped in the system.
"While the catch basins may trap sediments containing phosphorus, the sediments remain in contact with the water column and the nutrients will eventually dissolve into the standing water of the catch basin," Miller wrote.
Ladtech mortarless manhole and catch basin adjusting rings will provide a system that will eliminate future repair work.
About mid-July, after completing the two double-pass circuits necessary to clear the town's roads of the ice control materials used in this heavy snow area, men and machines turn their attention to catch basin cleaning.
Ultimately, contractors from all over the country were involved in the project with some 100 vacuum and combination trucks used to clear 58,000 catch basin and 3.5 million linear foot of storm drainage pipes.
Ladtech mortarless manhole and catch basin adjusting rings are an excellent alternative to concrete riser rings.
An inexpensive and permanent method of sealing the grade adjustment ring area and joint sections in a manhole or catch basin from the inside of the structure.