Catch basin


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catch basin

[′kach ‚bā·sən]
(civil engineering)
A basin at the point where a street gutter empties into a sewer, built to catch matter that would not easily pass through the sewer.
A well or reservoir into which surface water may drain off.

Catch basin

A masonry or concrete-walled pit that collects surface stormwater and directs it into a storm sewer.

catch basin

A reservoir, esp. for catching and retaining surface drainage over a large area, in which sediment may settle.
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The Culex pipiens species breeds primarily in receptacles such as catch basins that hold stagnant water and organic material.
2 Gravity feed lines This transfers water from the final catch basin to the tank.
The water will be diverted through catch basins into the retention pond at the eastern part of the courthouse parking lot, he said.
Properly sizing and elevating the catch basin will help hide it.
Of course, as your article stated, it is best not to figure in the bottom 12 inches of the catch basin nor the top 6 inches in this calculation, to allow for adequate water coverage over the suction outlet and some protection against overflowing.
Cleaning leaves quickly from streets and catch basins has resulted in far less flooding and blockages.
With this equipment limitation, the Solids Division could do little more than respond to drain and catch basin problems.
Glenn Rink, AbTech's president and CEO, said the Smart Sponge Plus antimicrobial filter material had not previously been used in this type of application, but it had proven effective for removing and reducing bacteria concentrations in stormwater runoff with the Ultra Urban Filter(R) Catch Basin Insert.
Tenders are invited for work includes approx 645 cy roadway excavation including haul; 230 cy roadway excavation including haul; 380 lf storm sewer pipe 24" dia including structural excavation; 466 lf storm sewer pipe 18" dia including structural excavation; 224 lf di storm sewer pipe 12"; 665 lf dip storm sewer 24" dia; 4 ea side sewer cleaning and video; 70 lf catch basin sewer pipe 8" dia; 65 lf catch basin dip sewer; 513 lf dip restrainment support; 52 lf sanitary sewer pipe 24" dia; 66 lf di sewer pipe 30" dia; 286 lf sanitary sewer pipe 42" dia.
While the catch basins may trap sediments containing phosphorus, the sediments remain in contact with the water column and the nutrients will eventually dissolve into the standing water of the catch basin," Miller wrote.
Cleaning the catch basin itself was a relatively routine process.