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Storm Drain Contractors

Storm drain contractors are involved with the installation process of subsurface pipes. These systems are necessary for redirecting water flow to reduce the risk of flooding in residential communities, along interstate systems, and surface areas such as parking lots and sidewalks.

Using the services of storm drain contractors is required with all types of pipeline construction jobs including municipal, institutional, industrial, commercial, and residential. Storm drainage systems are crucial for getting rid of storm water runoff that collects on ground surfaces and could result in flooding.

Storm drainage systems are comprised of catch basins and inlets that are strategically placed along curbs, roads, and sidewalks to redirect storm water runoff to subsurface pipes. These pipes transport excess water to an outfall opening so that water can be discharged into open bodies of water like rivers and oceans.

Disastrous events can occur if drainage systems are improperly installed. In addition to flooding, hazardous products and environmental contaminants can be released into American waterways. Therefore storm drain contractors must go through substantial training before they receive their license.

Contractors are required to perform work and use materials that are in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. NPDES is charged with the regulation of all point sources that discharge environmental toxins into American waterways.

NPDES permits are not required when contractors repair or install storm water drainage systems for residences that are attached to city sewer lines or private septic tanks. Contractors that perform work for commercial, industrial, institutional, or municipal pipeline construction work are required to obtain NPDES permits.

Storm water drainage systems make use of filtration systems to reduce the size of items that are released into waterways. Common types of filtration systems include: fabric filters, fossil filters, storm water chambers, geomembrane liners, and other sorts of filtration units.

When engineers design storm drainage systems they must take into account a variety of factors. One of the more important is calculating how quickly water accumulates and flows downhill. Figuring out flow rates is necessary to determine what sizes of pipes are needed and where the water will be discharged.

In situations where there is not a convenient release point it will be necessary to build a detention pond to store water until it can be transported to a discharge location. Storm drainage detention ponds play an important role in safeguarding property that is located below drainage systems, as well as controlling the flow rate to outlet pipes.

Each municipality governs allowable storm water flow rates. Any time flow rates are above allowable rates, storm water is stored in detention ponds until it can be discharged into a release point.

Due to the complexities of storm water drainage systems it is imperative to hire experienced storm drain contractors, such as Kana Pipeline. We have been providing pipeline construction services to southern California since 1984 and have received recognition as an industry leader.

We encourage you to learn more about Kana Pipeline, our personnel, and the types of pipeline construction services we provide. If you require the services of experienced storm drain contractors in California, our friendly staff is available to answer your questions and provide a proposal for your job.

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Published on February 28, 2012

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