Glossary of Drainage Terms

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Table Drain

by Wayne EddyWayne Eddy 08 Feb 2010 02:45

A table drain is a v, trapezoidal or parabolic shaped surface drain located immediately adjacent to the edge of a road.

Trunk Drain

by Wayne EddyWayne Eddy 14 Aug 2009 01:31

A trunk drain is a large-capacity drainage channel or stormwater pipe which carries runoff from local street drainage systems to receiving waters. They are typically natural or artificial open channels located in a dedicated drainage easement or right-of-way. Pipes larger than a certain diameter may also be considered as trunk drains. They serve a number of sub-areas, are physically large, and any overflows are likely to cause direct damage and prolonged inconvenience.

Water Sensitive Urban Design

by Wayne EddyWayne Eddy 16 Jul 2009 05:28

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is a set of design elements and on-ground solutions that aim to minimise impacts on the water cycle from the built urban environment. It offers a simplified and integrated approach to land and water planning by dealing with the urban water cycle in a decentralised manner consistent with natural hydrological and ecological processes.

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