Storm water is water that happens when a storm occurs. This is the surface water that happens in a downpour. This can be a major problem when a large body of water has to be gotten rid off. Storm water can accumulate in yards and make the ground soggy. Its best to get a licensed plumber to install stormwater drains to take the surplus water away.

What is a storm water drain?

A stormwater drain a a system of drainage that is installed to take away the excess water that falls during a downpour.

What is the purpose of storm water drains

The purpose of storm water drains is to take away the rain water that is on the surface of car parks, concrete yards and backyards of industrial and residential sites away from the property so that no water damage occurs with water accumulating and entering the property.

Where do storm water drains lead to

Stormwater drains drain into a point-of-discharge. These are found alongside kerb, under concrete slabs which has water channels underneath to take the water away in large underground stormwater pipes. These stormwater pipes connect to council drainage systems.

Is storm water drains same as drainage

Most storm water ends up in small bodies of water such as ponds, lakes or creeks. They may also end up in the closest water source nearby as well. Eventually the stormwater ends up in rivers, and oceans.

Who is responsible for storm water drains

In Queensland stormwater drains on properties are the responsibility of the property owners to the point where it connects with the council drains. The council will maintain the drains outside your property.

Please note you cannot connect your stormwater drain to the sewage drainage system or re-direct it to the neighbor’s yard.

What is the difference between storm water drains and sewer drainage

Stormwater is different from sewage. Sewage is the water waste waste from households and is treated at water treatment facilities. However, storm water is not treated and is discharged into large bodies of water such as lakes and rivers.

Types of storm water drainage systems

The different types of stormwater drains are:

  • Slot drains
  • Open stormwater drains
  • Closed stormwater drains
  • French drains
  • Permeable pavement

How to divert stormwater runoff

To divert stormwater you will need to install an aggi pipe, gravel pit, water proofing and a pump out system that will alleviate any excess surface water that is not dealt with by the main storm water

How to solve stormwater drainage problems?

Here are 5 ways to prevent a storm water problem occurring:

  1. Keep drainage points clear of debris
  2. Check downpipes and gutters for any leaves that may block the stormwater pipes
  3. Flush out pipes before storm season
  4. Use a water jet to clear debris
  5. Install gutter guards, leaf diverters over drainage

How to unclog a stormwater drain

Here are some tips on how to unclog a stormwater drain:

  • Use a classic plunger by forcing air down the pipe to flush the debris out
  • Drain Auger method: Hire a drain auger to remove roots or anything blocking the drain
  • The sue of chemical

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