Stormwater pipes are specifically designed for high volumes of stormwater. They will connect to a larger system of underground stormwater pipes for disposal. While it is important to repair all drains, stormwater repairs are very important. A leaking pipe during a storm will deteriorate even more rapidly.
Thankfully, Mr Pipe offers an easy way to repair your stormwater drains in full compliance with city and state laws – through pipe relining. We are one of few operators with the expertise and the qualifications to successfully supply dependable stormwater drain repair in Melbourne. This method of repairing stormwater pipes is generally recognized as safer, easier, cheaper, and quieter in comparison to replacing the entire drain.
Stormwater drains can be a little overlooked as opposed to other kinds of drains. But they still need to be structurally sound and fit for purpose. That is where we come in, as experts at stormwater drain repair in Melbourne. We will unclog, reline, or replace the drain as quickly as possible.
For dependable stormwater drain repair in Melbourne, call us now on (03) 9331 6633.
Just what is stormwater anyway?
Stormwater is simply rainwater and anything that the water carries with it. As the rainwater travels along many different surfaces, it can pick up toxic residues. It can also pick up dirt and debris, leading to multiple blocked drains. Stormwater often flows from the roof through the downpipes into the stormwater drainage system.
What are the problems with blocked or broken stormwater pipes in Melbourne?
If stormwater pipes are blocked, it could lead to a foul smell. But this is only the start of the problem. When there is a blockage, it will get bigger until it is addressed. The water could flow backwards, potentially even making its way into clean water supplies. Your property can easily get flooded.
What can cause a stormwater drain to break?
There are 3 primary reasons for a stormwater drain to break. The first is that tree roots make its way into the drain and the drain gets blocked. The second is that the foundations of the house shift, causing drain displacement. The third is a heavy water volume. However, with a well-installed stormwater system, this should really not be a problem. We can supply strong pipe relining and repairs so that your stormwater drainage system is as impervious as it can be to the usual issues.
If you want to learn more, check out our article for top 5 causes of blocked drains.
Who is responsible for stormwater runoff in Melbourne?
Melbourne Water is responsible for stormwater runoff from streets. Clause 56 of the Victoria Planning Provisions provide for how stormwater runoff is disposed of in residential environments. Local councils will have a number of schemes in place in order to meet this clause. It needs to be incorporated into the initial building design as much as possible. Other requirements apply in terms of treating stormwater and reusing it.
What are the risks of poor stormwater drainage systems?
Stormwater can collect toxic chemical residue, water flowing through roofs, pipes, downpipes, the ground, concrete slabs, and more. It can be run through the waste from livestock and pets. It can also be a danger in terms of sheer velocity and volume. If it is not disposed of properly, it can get into clean drinking water systems. However, it can usually be used for irrigation purposes, and is not a 100% waste material. If you have any issues with stormwater drains in Melbourne, call us now for swift repairs.
How does Melbourne handle stormwater management?
Melbourne tries to reuse stormwater as much as possible. The uses depend on the purity level of the water. It’s worth mentioning that rainwater and stormwater are technically not the same thing. Rainwater tends to be cleaner and is collected off of roofs. Stormwater is collected from drains and roads after periods of torrential rain. So there are both stormwater and rainwater harvesting systems in place. However, in a residential setting, stormwater and rainwater will realistically connect to the same system and the terms are often used interchangeably. The main priority is to separate them from wastewater and clean water.
If you are looking for high quality stormwater drain repair in Melbourne, call us now on (03) 9331 6633.