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What is the disadvantage of open drains for sewage?
Last Updated: 29th March, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, what are the problems with open drains?
Open drains can be a cause of soil erosion, especially in rural areas when. Water traveling at high speed in drains will carry away soil and silt. The uncontrolled speed of the water can lead to excessive erosion of the sides of the roads making them narrow and impassable for wide vehicles.
Secondly, what are the disadvantages of surface drainage? A disadvantage of surface drainage is that it has a minimal affect on reducing the saturated subsoil occuring as a result of high water table conditions, especially where the source of the water is emerging from lower horizons.
Thereof, how are open drains harmful for human?
Open drains are harmful for human health as : i) It is the breeding ground for flies, mosquitoes and many other disease-causing germs. iii) During the rainy season these drains overflow and pollute the surroundings especially the water bodies and causes many water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, cholera etc.
What are the advantages of covered drains?
Drainage systems can prevent water accumulation that can lead to flooding by directing the water away from your home. Water that over-accumulates in your yard may kill plants. Drainage systems also prevent the accumulation of stagnant water, which can encourage mosquitoes to breed.