Subject to where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is essentially a tunnel that carry runoffs (rain) from urban areas. For a layman, it helps to think along channel grate drain
of sewage system which works beneath our cities.In the US, this is commonly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, plastic drain grate
is typically referred to as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".In Australia and New Zealand, it is typically referred to as "stormwater drain".And there you have it, the next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they mean exactly the same thing.Functions of storm drain include draining excess water (rain or storm water) and ground water from pavement, streets and carparks into rivers and streams to counteract flooding.Although storm drains perform a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go into outside drain covers grates
and cause choking which may eventually trigger flooding.To guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the potential risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are employed to cover the inlets ( plastic grating flooring
) of the storm drains to achieve two purposes.At Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) that cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic elements of the architecture around the drain covers.