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storm water

noun

an abnormal amount of surface water due to a heavy rain or snowstorm

Examples

Storm water flooded the roadways.

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  • This increases the susceptibility to softening from storm water or ground water.

  • Cedar Rapids has two systems of sewers, sanitary and storm water.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • If there weren't tears in his eyes, there was storm water certainly.

    The Nerve of Foley Frank H. Spearman
  • Some of the storm water sewers are of large size, being seven feet in diameter, and one—the Vinton ditch sewer, is even larger.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • The modern plan of city sewer systems is to have independent service for storm water and house drain connections.

    Convenient Houses

    Louis Henry Gibson
  • The full possibilities of this method of minimizing the effects of storm water are rarely fully utilized in road construction.

  • Bituminous surfaces, brick and concrete pavements, do not absorb an appreciable amount of storm water.

  • The site should be sufficiently high and rolling to drain off storm water readily, and, if the season be hot, to catch the breeze.

  • This plan is a good one as all the storm water is kept entirely outside the building.

    Elements of Plumbing Samuel Dibble
  • In Fig. 52 the drains shown take the waste and storm water from the apartment building, also a building set in the rear.

    Elements of Plumbing Samuel Dibble

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