Stormwater refers to water sourced from rainfall. In many cases, stormwater is absorbed by the soil and helps nourishes the plants and vegetation. However, in urban areas and cities where the ground does not readily absorb the stormwater, it becomes surface runoff. At low levels, stormwater is not a source of concern. But if there is a substantial buildup of stormwater runoff, flooding can happen which can cause damage to surrounding properties and establishments, including the foundations of buildings. Excess runoff may also contain chemicals and oils which can become a problem to the soil, vegetation, and waterways. To avoid this problem,
As a responsible homeowner and property owner, it’s important that you know the difference between stormwater drainage and sewer. Knowing the difference between the too can help you put in place measures that can address plumbing problems in the future.
In your home, you will find a system of underground pipes that are designed to carry the sewerage and waste from the bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, and sinks to the other plumbing components of the property. The mixture of waste and sewage is then carried to respective waste treatment plants where this is discharged into the waterways.