Monday, August 13, 2012

Trench Digging on Orange

A storm drain essentially carries rainwater away from roadways and houses so that it doesn't sit and things don't flood.  In many places, there's what's known as a combined sewer. which is where there's no separation between the storm drain system and the sewage system, which carries waste away from people's toilets and other drains.  Because of this, combined sewer overflows are made possible.

Throughout downtown New Haven this summer, we have seen what looks like an immense amount of work, where the city has undertaken the procedure of separating the combined sewer system in many places.  This is essential and a very necessary step towards a more advanced city infrastructure.