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Office: 516.825.1010 | Fax: 631.475.2898

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Patchogue, New York, 11772

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Murphy's is a fully Licensed & Insured Septic Tank Service. We specialize in Catch Basin Repair Services throughout the Long Island Area. Other Septic services include overflows, drywells, grease traps, rain drains, septic tanks, & storm drains.

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What is a Catch Basin?

Catch Basins often referred to as Storm Drains, essentially catch rainwater, dirt, and floatable debris. Floatable Debris can be organic and inorganic materials. Examples of organic material leaves, sticks, soil, and grass. Examples of inorganic material are things like plastic bottles, coffee cup lids, Styrofoam or extruded polystyrene foam, cigarettes, even car parts. There are metal hoods that cover the outflow pipes. This keeps most foreign material in the catch basin. Now some older catch basins don't have hoods on the pipes going to other drainage structures which allow floatable debris to escape the catch basin and infiltrate other structures such as dry wells, inverts, head walls, sewer systems.

Catch Basins can flow directly to a sump, brook, creek, river, lake, bay, and sometimes right to the ocean. It is not uncommon to find used engine oil, antifreeze, and other common solvents and toxins inside of Catch Basins. I have also found animals stuck in these drains, bullfrogs, a snake, big turtles, fish, and crawfish. I even found my cat Stormy, he was less than two months old stuck in a storm drain. Keeping toxins out of catch basins and storm drains is very necessary for the environment. Having a reputable company clean your catch basins, storm drains, dry wells, outflow pipes, is also critical. When a business cares to clean a drain correctly and dispose of the material correctly it keeps the environment healthy which benefits all ecosystems, our food, water, animals, and even each other.

In some cases the bottom of a Catch Basin is solid, other times they have, what I refer to as a weep hole that leaches rain water directly into the sand below the floor. There are catch basins that have a footing under them which supports the outside walls all around. This allows the majority of the bottom to leach water out as well as through the pipes. The benefit to having a leaching Catch Basin is that water won't sit for a long time. When water sits it stagnates and allows for mosquitoes to breed. This is another reason to keep drainage Catch Basins clean as well as any other storm drain, dry well, scupper, and drainage structure that collects rain water. I have found refrigerators, truck tires, tables with chairs including cards and a full poker game set up at the bottom of catch basins in Nassau and Suffolk County as well as the Five Boroughs. Knives, flashlights, guns, adult materials, amongst other questionable things. Never enter a catch basin, a storm drain, or any other drainage system. Gases such as methane can settle in any storm drain and also prevent from any organic material breaking down on the bottom of the catch basin or drainage structure.

Only certified confined space entry technicians with all proper PPE (personal protective equiptment), along with all other confined space entry safety protocols in place, should ever attempt to enter a confined space. Broken concrete, protruding rebar, asphalt, blocks, bricks, broken steel manhole covers, are just some hazards I have come across.

Please contact All Storm Drains Inc. today for all your Catch Basin repairs or service needs in Nassau & Suffolk County Long Island.

There are two exact definitions of a Catch Basin according to dictionary terms:

1) A catch basin is known as a receptacle, located where a street gutter opens into a sewer, designed to retain matter that would not readily pass through the sewer.

2) A Catch Basin is a reservoir or well into which surface water may drain off.

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Nassau County | Catch Basin
Cleaning Locations

  • Bellmore
  • Bethpage
  • Carle Place
  • East Meadow
  • Farmingdale
  • Floral Park
  • Garden City
  • Hempstead
  • Hicksville
  • Levittown
  • Lindenhurst
  • Manhasset
  • Massapequa
  • Massapequa Park
  • Merrick
  • Mineola
  • New Hyde Park
  • New Hyde Park North
  • Old Westbury
  • Oyster Bay
  • Rockville Centre
  • Seaford
  • Syosset
  • Wantagh
  • Westbury
  • Woodbury

Suffolk County | Catch Basin
Cleaning Locations

  • Amityville
  • Babylon
  • North Babylon
  • West Babylon
  • Bohemia
  • Brookhaven
  • Calverton
  • Centereach
  • Central Islip
  • Commack
  • Deer Park
  • Hauppauge
  • Holbrook
  • Holtsville
  • Huntington
  • Islip
  • West Islip
  • Kings Park
  • Melville
  • Riverhead
  • Ronkonkoma
  • Sayville
  • Selden
  • Stony Brook
  • Smithtown
  • South Hampton

All Storm Drains Inc. | Nassau & Suffolk County, Long Island, NY

  • Licensed & Insured
  • Storm Water Flood Management Services
  • High Pressure Water Jetting (Pipe Cleaning)
  • Residential, Commercial, & Industrial

Proudly servicing the North Shore & South Shore Long Island area's Storm Water Management, and Emergency Environmental Service needs.


Scheduling of routine maintenance or emergency response to back-ups or clogged pipes. We are equipped to handle all Catch Basins.


Service Contracts for seasonal work for Catch Basins & system maintenance. Catch Basin emergency services available.


Catch Basin services available for residential streets. Service contracts are available for homeowners.

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