storm drain

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storm drain

n.
1. A storm sewer.
2. A catch basin.
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Revenue from the fee also is going to village programs that provide residents new or improved access to village storm sewers, analyze the condition of storm sewers and reimburse residents a portion of the cost to install overhead sewers in their homes.
Connectivity of the storm sewers was also determined through smoke testing.
"Most of us would probably be horrified to watch the water coming into our lakes from storm sewers immediately following a summer thunderstorm," says Mugaas.
Currently, the undersized storm sewers back up and water travels over land through Library Park to Geneva Lake, causing flooding and water quality and erosion problems.
"The drainage market is already 95% owned by corrugated PE, so growth has to be in storm sewers," says Fred Fedosoff, executive secretary of the Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe Association in Toledo, Ohio.
The purpose of the project is to construct a new storm sewer near the Brooks Technology and Arts Magnet Middle School in an area developed in the 1950s without storm sewers.
Because of its nature, storm sewers will accumulate a large amount of material washed from the streets.
storm sewers (not building drains) under highways and roads.
As part of a new integrated effort to combat illegal sewage connections that can lead to significant water pollution in New England's waters, EPA recently flied complaints against one New Hampshire and eight Massachusetts communities for failing to meet permit requirements designed to ensure that sewage and other pollutants stay out of storm sewers which drain to local rivers, ponds and coastal waters.