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Stormwater

Stormwater Drainage

Stormwater runoff can cause overflows in the sanitary lines as well as flood urban areas, so a well-designed infrastructure is important as well as dependable products. When engineers and planners are designing or improving aging underground infrastructure, they look to ParkUSA for trusted products and specifications. ParkUSA offers utility products for wastewater, stormwater, electrical, communications and HVAC applications. Precast concrete structures offer superior strength and long lasting durabilty, at costs to fit the projects budget.

Applications

  • Water management
  • Cable/Communications
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Storage
  • Transportation

Catch Basin

A Catch Basin is a precast concrete box with a perforated metal grate. The catch basin (also referred to as a drop inlet) is an important component in a stormwater drainage system. It is strategically placed underground to prevent flooding of pavement, landscaping, and property. During a rain event, rainwater hits the ground (becoming stormwater) and drains towards the lowest point, the catch basin. As water flows down through the grate, the basin fills. A connected drainage pipe then carries the water away. The drainage piping is placed on a progressively downward sloping gradient to encourage water to flow; this is also known as gravity-flow. Multiple catch basins are often used and linked with pipe to create a network of drainage points and piping; called a stormwater sewer.

The stormwater finally flows off-site through its watershed of public storm sewers, ditches, estuary, rivers, lakes, and oceans.

A catch basin can also be outfitted with optional devices to increase its pollution (debris, sediment, nutrients, and hydrocarbons) collection performance.

Components of an effective stormwater drainage network can include; catch basins, junction boxes, curb inlets, manholes, drainage pipe, headwalls, safety end treatments, detention basins, stormwater quality interceptors, and pump lift stations. 

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