Ques tion to Engineers

Kuna kitu imekuwanga ikinisumbua.

How come basements dont flood? Utakuta mtu ako na horsepipe busy cleaning the basement and stuff and even when it rains. How do they get rid of the water? Na hio maji hutokaje huko?


Village Elder
Basements have what we call fuel interceptors, a fuel interceptor is like a normal rectangular tank with compartments. The last compartment is fitted with two pumps, one working the other as a standby. Through out the basement, we have drainage points called gully pots that are interconnected with a pipe network that drains into the fuel interceptor.