Depending on where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is basically a tunnel that carry runoffs (rain) from urban areas. For a layman, it helps to think along the line of sewage system operates beneath our cities.
In the US, this is actually popularly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is actually typically referred to as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is commonly known as "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, the very next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you now know they mention the exact same thing.
Functions of storm drain include draining excess water (rain or storm water) and ground water from pavement, streets and carparks into rivers and streams to protect yourself from flooding.
Although storm drains perform a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered could be a danger to pedestrians. Left floor drain cover plate uncovered, rubbish will go into the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually trigger flooding.
In order to guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are used to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve the two purposes.
At Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) that cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic areas of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially the same thing like a trench drain. In reality, you'll find names for example line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean exactly the same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain which has a channel shaped body basement shower drain characterized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) tend to be mistaken for french drains. It is important to remember that french drains trench drain grates are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With almost any drains, channel drains (trench drains) too demand a cover to serve as a safety precaution as well as to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.
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