Based on where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is largely a tunnel that carry runoffs (rain) from urban areas. For a layman, it helps to think along the line of sewage system which works beneath our cities.
In the US, this is actually typically referred to as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is popularly known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is best known "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they refer to the same thing.
Functions of storm drain include draining excess water (rain or storm water) and ground water from pavement, streets and carparks into rivers and streams to protect yourself from flooding.
Although storm drains perform a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban grates and drains areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered could be a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will get into the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually lead to flooding.
To guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are used to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve the two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) that cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic areas of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is actually the exact same thing as the trench drain. In fact, there are several names like line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the exact same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain that features a channel shaped body identified by its long length and narrow width.
Channel outdoor drain cover drains (trench drains) are usually mistaken for french drains. It is advisable to understand that french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With just about any drains, channel drains (trench drains) too need a cover to serve as a safety drainage cover precaution and to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.
At Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) which provides you drain grating cover suppliers with the best of steel in its' strength and durability also, the natural beauty of stone that is unmatched by another material you can find to construct channel (trench) grates.
Take a look at our range of channel grates (trench grates) here.
Link to: http://www.jonite.us/products/channel-grates