Storm water drains are designed to channel rainwater and melted snow to avoid flooding and reduce contamination of water bodies. Civil authorities conduct regular inspections, especially after storms, to ensure the storm water drains are functioning properly. Let’s look at some critical aspects of the Storm water Drain inspection checklist.

  • What do Storm water drain inspections involve, and what information do they include?
  • Why are these inspections essential for the upkeep of city infrastructure and the safety of residents?
  • Why is Fielda ideally suited to manage Storm water drain inspections?

What do Storm water Drainage inspections include: Inspectors review several items from essential hygiene factors like the presence of notices and signs indicating “no dumping” to waste bins in the vicinity of the drain to ensure that they are adequately covered. In addition, inspectors check the condition of the drain and if the drainage paths are clear. They also check if the facility has a clarifier, oil and water separator, if there are pesticides, toxic substances, etc., stored nearby, and ensure that ignitable materials, if any, are kept at a minimum distance from the property. They also make notes of any recent complaints regarding storm water drains and check if best practices are being followed to ensure the storm water drains are adequately maintained. 

Why are these inspections essential: Storm water drains must perform vital functions – prevent drainage of unclean, polluted, and infected water into water bodies, prevent flooding in an area and reduce the risk of soil erosion. Unless they are inspected regularly, they may get clogged or damaged. Inspections also help ensure the surroundings are well maintained to avoid waste materials from contaminating drain water. Besides these practical considerations, several local and state regulatory requirements exist, and inspections are the only way to ensure each locality complies with varying state laws.  

Benefits of Fielda’s Storm water Drainage Inspection Checklists: Fielda has a unique GIS feature that allows inspectors, civil authorities, and property owners to pinpoint a particular storm water drain quickly. This is vital in inspections, maintenance work, field staff assigning, and task status tracking. Fielda helps inspectors bolster their inspection data with additional details via photos and videos by simply adding files for uploading on their mobile devices. Its offline data capture feature allows inspectors to gather inspection data seamlessly, even in remote locations or when storms have disrupted network connectivity. 

Adapt: Create and modify storm water drainage inspection checklists on the go, with Fielda’s custom forms 

Access: Merge new inspection and maintenance information with existing systems and access a holistic view of data in real-time

Synergize: Collaborate effectively with internal teams, management stakeholders, and external regulatory bodies with Fielda’s metrics, dashboards, and reports.


About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.

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