Storm Water Drains

Storm Water Drains

The existing drainage condition of Palani consists of tanks and man – made drainage system (storm water open drains). Due to the tanks condition, all the man – made storm water drains are connected with Vaiyapuri tank and Sirunayakan tank.

The present condition of storm water drains also carries the sullage and sewage water, which ultimately carried by the Palani tanks in the down steams area.

Municipal Storm Water Drainage System

In nature the town has steeper slopes, which drain the storm water. Moreover, the Urban Local Body also provides pucca water drainage facility in the major portion of the town. The existing storm water drains mainly carry the wastewater disposal and in many places the storm water drains are functioning as wastewater drains, which create environmental problems and need regular maintenance by the ULB, is show in Table.

Percentage Coverage (%)

Open pucca/surfaced 60%

Total drains (Km) 60%

The information provided in the above Table indicates that nearly of the roads are provided with storm water drainage facilities and the rest of 60% roads are not provided with drains, which are drained through available natural terrain condition. The observation relating to storm water drainage facility indicates inadequate planning and designing, as majority of the drains are provided in bits and pieces without any integration between the drains, this is due to the presence of scattered development and undulated terrain condition in Palani town