Perspectives

3 Side-Effects of a Poor Drainage System

A drainage system tubeUnlike our phones that we use every single day and thus feel deeply connected to, our street sewers are simply things that exist outside the realm of our respect. This despite how these two – communication and sewer technology – are equally important to our way of living.

Yes, a reliable drainage system courtesy of a civil engineering firm in New Orleans is as crucial to modern civilization as smartphones courtesy of Steve Jobs. Unfortunately, we sometimes fail to recognize this fact, at least until these sewers start acting up and wreaking havoc on our daily routines.

Flooding

Compared to hurricanes and tornadoes, floods cause more death and property damage. This is what Houston citizens realized back in 2017 when they experienced 9 trillion gallons of downpour that amounted to at least 60 inches of water.

They conducted studies after this, and the results showed that the flooding was not so much due to the water that came in, but because of the water that refused to flow out due to the city’s faulty drainage system.

Compromised roads and pavements

A huge portion of your taxpayer’s money goes to road constructions. But even if road engineering in your area looks flawless and reliable, if the sewer system underneath it is faulty, chances are this construction will soon turn out to be a waste of government resources.

Research has shown that chronically-clogged drainage causes premature distress to road structure, weakening it over time.

Infestation

You know how rodent and insect infestation can easily occur in poorly-structured and poorly-maintained drainage systems in residential and business areas. Same goes for sewers underneath cities and suburbs when they are consistently clogged with dirty water and refuse.

The worst part is this: pests can easily travel from sewers into your homes.

 

If we are to ensure these risks do not happen in our neighborhood anytime soon, we must maximize communication technology, take our phones out and call our local engineering office. The least that we can do is pressure them into working with only the best civil engineers to build our sewers.