Section 800 - Storm Sewer Systems
Adopted August 12, 1999HYDROLOGIC CRITERIA AND DRAINAGE DESIGN MANUAL805
storm sewer slope shall be 0.25 percent. Any slope less than 0.25 percent shallrequire the local entity and/or CCRFCD approval.
802.3Manning's Roughness Coefficient
All storm sewer system hydraulic calculations shall be performed using Manning'sFormula (see Section 701). Manning's "n" value is determined based on thesurface roughness of the storm sewer pipe material. In addition, for a given pipematerial, Manning's ”n” value theoretically varies based on depth of flow in thepipe. For the purposes of this MANUAL Manning's ”n” value is assumed to beconstant for all depths of pipe flow.Various pipe manufacturers have determined Manning's ”n” value for use withtheir specific product. However, for storm sewer hydraulic design, Manning's ”n”value should also account for additional friction losses from pipe joints, potentialdebris and sediment in the storm runoff, and the pipe interior surface conditionover the entire design life of the pipe. Therefore, presented on
are theManning's ”n” value to be used for all storm sewer design and analysis preparedin accordance with this MANUAL.
802.4Storm Sewer Layout
The layout of a storm sewer system is governed by many factors includingexisting utility locations, street alignment, inlet placement, outfall location, andsurface topography. These factors place constraints around which the stormsewer must be designed and still operate as an effective system. In addition,these constraints have inherent priorities as to which constraint takes precedenceover the other constraints (i.e., relocating water lines versus designing aroundsanitary sewers).The storm sewer system, however, must also take priority when other constraintswould cause undesirable hydraulic conditions to occur in the storm sewer system,if the system were to be designed around the constraint. Therefore, limits arenecessary in the storm sewer layout to prevent undesirable hydraulic conditions.The limits on vertical and horizontal alignments are presented in the followingsections.
802.4.1.1Minimum and Maximum Cover