Depending on where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is largely a tunnel that carry wood floor grate (rain) from urban areas. For a layman, it helps to think along the line of sewage system that operates beneath our cities.
In america, this is commonly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is also known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is typically referred to as "stormwater drain".
And there it is, next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they talk about exactly 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 to protect yourself from flooding.
Although storm drains accomplish a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered could be a danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will get into the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually lead to flooding.
In order to guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the potential risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are widely-used to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve the two purposes.
At Jonite, we concentrate on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic elements of the architecture around the drain covers.




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