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17
Jul

Definition of an Area Drain:

   Posted by: Chad    in Area Drain, Plumbing Definitions

A receptacle designed to collect surface or storm water from an open area.

A receptacle designed to collect surface or storm water from an open area.
An area drain system collects surface rain water or water system breaks and collects it into one or more small inlet boxes. These boxes are of variable size and usually have a grate-style opening on top. Area drains typically use small-scale (4″) diameter pipes to convey the gathered storm water to the curb side of the street.

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The unobstructed vertical distance through the free atmosphere between the lowest opening from any type, plumbing fixture,appliance or appurtenance conveying waste to the flood level rim of the receptor. Basically it is the point of separation of potable and non-potable piping. This protects from back-siphon age from being crossed connected in anyway.

A water handling system set up with a direct drain connection to a sewage system has a chance of contaminating the potable water system. This would be deemed as a cross connection, It can happen when a sewer backs up, or when there is a loss of pressure in the system. The back up will travel back into the system and cause serious issues. Hence the need for the air-gap separation.

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