Dutch drain

Dutch drain

Open drain that carries stormwater runoff from the bottom of a house wall away from the house.
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She added: "We remember being flooded about 18 years ago and after that several of us received letters from the council informing us of the new 'Dutch drain' that had been put in at the back of our houses.
Pat, aged 63, who is disabled and has lived in the street with her husband Ken for the past 23 years, said: "We remember being flooded about 18 years ago and after that several of us received letters from the council informing us of the new 'Dutch drain' put in at the back of our houses.
Another is the new town of Almere (Al-meer-e), 15 miles east of Amsterdam, the gateway to the polders that the Dutch drained in the 1960s.