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Storm Water Drain Construction

Storm water drain construction relates to work involving installation or repair of water pipelines and systems used to eliminate rainwater and snow melt. Storm drains are a crucial part of community infrastructure because they reduce potential for flooding on surface areas like city streets, sidewalks, and parking lots.

Although storm water drain construction plays a vital role in protecting communities against flooding, collected water is discharged into open bodies of water. Due to the fact that runoff water contains environmental toxins, storm drain contractors must abide by regulations established by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Civil engineers design storm drainage systems. To acquire the most efficient data about the construction site, engineers work with subsurface utility engineering (SUE) contractors who use sophisticated technology to survey the site.

SUE technologies allow contractors to utilize non-invasive methods to obtain a detailed picture of what's going on below the surface. SUE supplies 3D maps that reveal the existence of previously installed water and sewer pipes, as well as underground utility systems.

Not only does SUE let engineers and contractors know about existing pipeline it also aids in lessening workplace accidents and delays. Prior to the development of subsurface utility engineering, contractors had no way of knowing what might be present below the surface. This often led to damaged pipelines and utility systems that led to expensive repairs and construction setbacks.

SUE also provides data to engineers that help them accurately calculate water flow rates. Understanding water flow is needed to figure out the correct size of water pipes so that storm water can be conveyed swiftly during rain and snowstorms.

Concrete storm drainage systems are comprised of two systems, major and minor, that work together or independently. Most often, minor system perform the majority of work related to transporting storm water through underground pipes. The only time major systems kick-in is when the minor system cannot keep up with water flow. This is usually caused by torrential downpours or excessive melting snow.

When engineers design storm water structures they must accurately calculate water flow rates. The rate at which water accumulates uphill and flows downhill determines which size of pipes and street gutters are needed to support the system.

Unfortunately, the rapid action needed to move water through the system makes it difficult to include filtration systems to catch debris and prevent discharge into waterways.

Unless people are involved in storm water drain construction they generally aren't aware of how their actions can contribute to release of toxins into drainage systems. For instance, chemicals are washed into storm drain catch basins from lawn and pest treatments; automobile detergents; motor oils; and antifreeze.

Human beings have the ability to decrease environmental toxins by being mindful of the types of products they use around their home that are washed away with rain and melting snow.

The EPA is responsible for overseeing pipeline that discharges storm water into U.S. waterways. Prior to installing storm water drainage systems, contractors must obtain special permits supplied by the EPA

Due to the complex nature of storm water drain construction it is crucial to employ experienced contractors, such as the team at Kana Pipeline. Working with skilled tradesmen assures installation procedures and system components are in compliance with EPA guidelines.