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What is the difference between road gullies and catchpits?

Both road gullies and catchpits are the two basic types of drainage inlets of drainage system. Though they are designed to catch stormwater, road gullies and catchpits are intended to catch stormwater at different locations.

Catchpits are designed to receive stormwater from slopes and stream courses. There is no standard design of catchpits and they can take different forms and shapes like inclusion of sand trap to improve the quality of collected stormwater and to prevent the blockage of drains. On the other hand, road gullies are intended to receive stormwater from roads only.


This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.

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