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storm drain

[′stȯrm ‚drān]
(civil engineering)
A drain which conducts storm surface, or wash water, or drainage after a heavy rain from a building to a storm or a combined sewer. Also known as storm sewer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

storm drain

A drain used for conveying rain-water, subsurface water, condensate, cooling water, or other similar discharges, but not sewage or industrial waste, to a point of disposal.
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About $30 million worth of projects lower on the priority list remain in limbo, absent another funding source, though Recklaus added that some benefits can be accomplished through the program that provides access to storm sewers.
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EPA has awarded $123,000 to the city of Wichita, KS, for improvements to its storm sewer system.
Actual placement of the storm sewers may require modifications in the field because of conflicts with sanitary sewers, gas, electric, and other utility lines.
"The joints in storm sewers don't even have to be water-tight.
Since 2003, 297 urbanized cities and towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire have been subject to an EPA general permit, which sets requirements for reducing pollution discharges from storm sewers. Among other requirements, the communities must produce maps of their storm sewers, pass an ordinance or by-law prohibiting non-stormwater discharges to the storm sewers, and implement a plan to find and remove improper connections to the storm sewers.