At the southern edge of Mountain development, St. George's Drain includes an RCP of significant size.

St. George's Drain

Nebo-Rymal Road Storm Sewers

Water/Sewershed:
Red Hill Creek tributary

Construction Details:
1800mm - 3600mm RCP

I named this drain after a cemetery adjacent to its outfall, but I wish I'd called it "Boxed Meat Revolution," the name of a local business that I noticed on Street View while building this page. It's a fairly standard road storm sewer, a warren of round concrete pipes converging in an obscure outfall. However, it is also quite large -- it has probably been slightly overbuilt in anticipation of the further extension of Upper Ottawa Street south from its current terminus in a gravel yard.

The main features are a very large, box junction room beneath the intersection of Rymal and Nebo Roads, and from there a stretch of 3600mm pipe, among the largest round pipes I'm aware of in Hamilton, that leads to the outfall. The structure there is interesting too, with a large concrete "blast wall" raised across the outlet of the drain to deflect and absorb some of the velocity from heavy storm surges.

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