Based upon where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is actually a tunnel that carry runoffs (rain) from urban areas. For a layman, it helps to think along the line of sewage system functions beneath our cities.
In america, this is popularly known as "storm drain" or "storm storm drains sewer".
In the UK, this is actually best known "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In floor drain grating Australia and New Zealand, it is best known "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, when you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you now know they mention the 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 in order to avoid flooding.
Although storm drains do a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will enter the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually trigger flooding.
To make sure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the potential 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 accomplish the two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we focus on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic aspects 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 fact, there are numerous names like line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to the same thing object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain which has a channel shaped body characterized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are often mistaken for french drains. It is advisable to remember that french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With just about any drains, channel drains (trench drains) too demand a cover outdoor drain covers to serve as a safety precaution and also to prevent gratings large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.
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