Chapter 14 Designing Gravity Pipe Networks

With the completion of parcel design, you’re ready to move on to another major area of design: pipe design. One type of pipe design that you must address as a designer is the safe and efficient collection and conveyance of water that falls on a site during a rainstorm. This type of pipe design is part of a larger design process called stormwater management. Because the development of land often involves turning absorbent surfaces (soft grassy soil, trees, and forest floors) into impervious surfaces (pavement, concrete, and asphalt rooftops), rain that falls on a developed site will travel farther and much faster when compared to rain that fell on the site before it was developed. This water on the ...

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