Terrace drains are concrete swales used to channel water down a slope without causing any erosion. They are normally installed by the developer so as to stabilize cut and fill slopes. Maintenance of the swales often falls to the association but could be the lot owner's duty depending on the language in the CC&Rs.
Illustration courtesy of American Geotechnical, Inc.
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