Kerb Inlet

A kerb inlet is an inlet to a stormwater pit located behind or adjacent to a section of kerb & channel.

Section 7.05.1 of the Queensland Urban Drainage Manual states that there are types of kerb inlet in common use.

  1. Grate only inlets;
  2. Side inlets;
  3. Combination grate and side inlets;
  4. Special site specific designs.

Grate Only Inlets

Examples of grate only inlets are field inlets and anti-ponding gullies on kerb returns.


Side Inlets

Side Inlet Pits rely on the ability of the opening under the backstone or lintel to capture flow. They are usually depressed at the invert of the channel to improve capture capacity.

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Combination Inlets

Combination inlets utilise the backstone arrangement of the side inlet with the added capacity of a grate in the channel.


Site Specific Inlets

Special site specific designs are sometimes required for high inflows.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Queensland Urban Drainage Manual
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