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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Subsequently, crews will clean catch basins and sweep streets once every two weeks at a minimum - with the goal of weekly maintenance.
vacuum tube enabled me to Vac/All clean three to five catch basins compared to every one cleaned by a machine with 12,000 cubic ft of air velocity and 8-in.
As the water was pumped out, sludge and silt settled along with hurricane debris from houses, shingles, sheet rock, anything you can imagine ended up in the storm drain catch basins."
Ten feet away, at the end of the pipe, we built a final tiny catch basin, thus assuring that the wildlife in the area would have a place to drink when we covered our basin to keep it clean.
The weir kicks water out, away from the wall, which can be problematic in tight spaces with a narrow catch basin or even a grate leading to an underground tank.
TIP: Insert the downspout elbow directly into the catch basin by cutting a hole in the top plastic grate.
A catch basin with insert and filters costs about $750.
Calasiao is a catch basin for runoff water from upland provinces.
He said this year the six-member cooperative has applied through the same program for a $200,000 grant to buy a new catch basin cleaner and the truck it is attached to.
In addition to its Mud Dog hydro excavators, the company offers its Super-Sucker industrial vacuum loaders and Camel sewer and catch basin cleaners.
was used to model the habitat of an urban catch basin. Mosquito larvae were collected from two catch basins in the area with the same standard dipping procedure previously described.