Catch basins are critical to Charlotte and many of the surrounding municipality stormwater systems. At Wind River Environmental, our Municipal Catch Basin Cleaning service employs a fleet of state-of-the-art jet-vac combo trucks designed specifically for catch basin cleaning. Through a combination of high-pressure water jetting and industrial-strength vacuums, our crews break up and wash all material out of a catch basin to allow more material to build up in the basin. During the service, we’ll inspect the catch basin, replace the cover making sure it fits properly and is in good condition, and report any defects to the cover or the basin.
Stormwater system catch basins, also known as storm drains or curb inlets, are openings for storm and rainwater to drain systems that catch debris and sediments through a grate or sump. Unlike water that goes down the drains of homes or commercial buildings, the water in catch basins does not undergo a filtration process before reaching local lakes, streams or the ocean. If a catch basin gets clogged with sticks, trash and whatever might be floating down the street or across a parking lot, the drainage system is compromised, creating problems for municipalities, towns and cities.