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Understanding the Various Kinds of Stormwater Pits You Can Have In Your Home


If not well managed, surface runoff from rain can be a nuisance and health hazard. You will find it hard to navigate to different places in your garden, you'll deal with mud long after the rains are gone and you may risk suffering from waterborne diseases such as bilharzia when it floods. Thankfully, you can manage this water menace using stormwater pits. You can choose from any of the following stormwater pits to manage the runoff in your home:

Kerb Inlet Stormwater Pit

If your pavements have kerbs, you can use them to improve your home's drainage. Kerb inlet stormwater pits are located behind or under the kerbs. Grates or side openings are used to allow runoff water to enter the stormwater pit, where it is drained off in a pipe. Usually, the grates are fitted within the channel and the kerb such that they do not interfere with the aesthetics. In areas where you expect a lot of surface runoff water, you can use both grated kerbs and side openings to maximise the amount of water entering the pit.  

Field Inlet Stormwater Pit

If your home has low points where runoff water stagnates after a heavy downpour, then you will find field stormwater pits quite handy. Instead of digging trenches to direct the water to another place, you can have a storm water pit under every low point. Here, grates are used to let water into the stormwater pit. If the low point is in an area commonly used by pedestrians, you should use grates with small bar spacing to minimise the risk of an injury. Otherwise, widely spaced bars will work well for areas with less pedestrian traffic. They have an added advantage because the wider spacing minimises the risk of blockage by solid dirt and debris.

Junction Stormwater Pit

It is difficult to predict how much surface runoff will result from a storm and whether the stormwater pits you have will stand up to the potential floods. Particularly, having a large garden increases the amount of surface runoff, which can easily overpower the stormwater pits you have. In such cases, junction storm pits come in handy to speed up the drainage of the water from the other stormwater pits. Junction stormwater pits do not have any inlets on the surface. Their work is to relieve the pressure from the other stormwater pits. Long pipes draining water from the other stormwater pits feed water into the junction stormwater pits, which then drain the water to pre-determined sites.

If your stormwater pits need cleaning, contact a company like Able Liquid Waste Pty Ltd.


25 May 2016