IJIMT 2014 Vol.5(2): 83-86 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2014.V5.491

Sustainable Drainage System for Road Networking

Owuama C. O., Uja E., and Kingsley C. O.
Abstract— In built up flat areas flood control is often a challenge. Drainage systems involving open concrete or pipe drains on roads pose significant problems arising from blockade due to anthropogenic factors and sluggish water flow due to very low invert grade. These consequently lead to unfriendly living environment. The sustainability of such drains for effective performance is grossly in doubt. An alternative and sustainable drainage system is a trenchless drain comprising absorption unit and grass cover. The technology provides a cheap, aesthetic and effective method of disposing road surface runoff with minimal distress to users and minimal damage to the environment.

Index Terms— Drain, network, road, sustainability.

Owuama C. O. and Uja E. are with the Institute of Erosion Studies, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria (e-mail: Owuamco@yahoo.com).
Kingsley C. O. is with the Department of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria.

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Cite: Owuama C. O., Uja E., and Kingsley C. O., " Sustainable Drainage System for Road Networking," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 83-86, 2014.

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