STORM WATER DRAINAGE
The existing drainage condition of Villupuram Municipality consists of man – made drainage system (storm water open drains). man – made storm water drains are partly connected with Koliyanoor Channel and partly nearby Channels.
The present condition The existing storm water drains characterized by the low carrying capacity due to encroachments in the urban area, which reduces the regular flow and add constraint to the existing drainage system.
Municipal Storm Water Drainage System
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.
Total length of Storm water drains required as per norms 139.722 km
Length of existing Storm Water drains 78.62 km
Balance length of Storm Water drains 61.102 km
Total Road length 69.861 km
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 Villupuram town