Forced Drainage

Published: | Updated: October 23, 2017

Definition - What does Forced Drainage mean?

A forced drainage is an opening in the construction site, wherein any useless liquid or gas can be drained out forcefully with the help of pumps and flow monitoring systems. A forced drainage system helps in diminishing unwanted water, which can damage public assets and various ongoing institutional projects; for example, floodwater or storm water from roads or construction sites can be drained out through forced drainage systems.

Corrosionpedia explains Forced Drainage

In order to create a forced drainage system, it first needs to be planned at the construction site so that unwanted water can be disposed of quickly before any damages. A forced drainage division needs pump stations and flow monitoring equipment that can manage the forceful flow. The following problem areas can be taken care of by having forced drainage at a site:

  • Flood or storm water can be easily drained out
  • Helps in avoiding any corrosion
  • Helps in getting rid of current drainage practices
  • The extra water can be fed into a swamp or lake, or soaked into the ground to increase water levels

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