storm sewer

storm sewer
a sewer for carrying off rainfall drained from paved surfaces, roofs, etc. Also called storm drain.

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  • storm sewer — noun An underground sewer or open canal for channeling surface runoff (as from a rain storm); distinct from a sanitary sewer …   Wiktionary

  • storm sewer — noun 1. : a sewer designed to carry water wastes except sewage 2. : storm drain …   Useful english dictionary

  • storm sewer — See sewer …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • storm sewer — noun N. Amer. variant of storm drain …   English new terms dictionary

  • Sewer — may refer to: *Sanitary sewer, a system of pipes used to transport human waste *Storm sewer, a collection and transportation system for storm water *Combined sewer, a system performing both the functions of a sanitary sewer and a storm sewer *One …   Wikipedia

  • storm drain — (US storm sewer) ► NOUN ▪ a drain built to carry away excess water in times of heavy rain …   English terms dictionary

  • Storm drain — This article describes subterranean tunnels conveying runoff from urban streets. See Combined sewer for a description of early drainage systems designed to use storm runoff to flush sanitary and industrial wastes into natural waterways for… …   Wikipedia

  • storm drain — noun 1. : a drain carrying waste water other than sewage from a building to a storm sewer 2. : storm sewer * * * storm drain noun A large drain for carrying away large volumes of rainwater • • • Main Entry: ↑storm * * * storm drain …   Useful english dictionary

  • sewer — n. a sanitary; storm sewer * * * [ s(j)uːə] storm sewer a sanitary …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sewer — An underground conduit or covered drain which carries away filth and waste matter, or, as in the case of a storm sewer, surface water and street wash. Anselmi v Rock Springs, 53 Wyo 223, 80 P2d 419, 116 ALR 1250; 25 Am J2d Drains § 1. That which… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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