Q & A

Q. What is a storm drain?

A. A storm drain, storm sewer is designed to drain excess rain and ground water from paved streets, parking lots, sidewalks, and roofs. Storm drains vary in design from small residential dry wells to large municipal systems. They are fed by street gutters on most motorways, freeways and other busy roads, as well as towns in areas which experience heavy rainfall, flooding and coastal towns which experience regular storms.


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There are over 775 combined sewer systems (CSS) nationwide located in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Midwest portions of the country, many developed before 1900.  These antiquated systems convey sanitary sewerage AND stormwater in one piping system.  ln dry weather, the system delivers wastewater (sewerage) to wastewater treatment plants. […]

Child sucked into curb inlet

Gaithersburg, MD – When handing out our Child Safety and Patented Curb Inlet Stormwater Protection Guards brochure, the young mother of three started to cry.  Seems several years before, she and her then two children, one 5 and the other 3, were walking down the street.  She was holding the three year old’s hand when […]

Parker Farms, Aspen Hill, MD

06/06/12 – Parker Farms Community, Red Eagle Court, Aspen Hill, Maryland

While installing our Guards today, a young child, her sister and Mother walked by on their way home.  The child stopped to say, “Thank you for putting them on.  Now I’ll be safe and my toys won’t fall in.”

Thank You for that wonderful endorsement!!

Amy […]

Best Buy, Rockville, MD

Summer 2007, Best Buy Store, Rockville, MD

Following a heavy rain event, the storm drains in the parking garage backed up causing a flood of 3’+ of stormwater, stranding all the parked cars and creating a public health and safety issue.   Our Guards were installed on the curb inlets once the storm drains were vacuumed […]