Downspout disconnection

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Downspout disconnection involves theᅠrerouting of rooftop drainage pipes from the storm sewer systemᅠtoᅠrain barrels,ᅠcisterns,ᅠor permeable areas instead of the storm sewer.ᅠThis reduces the loading of rainwater on the storm sewer systemᅠ, and can have great benefits in cities with combined sewer systems. ᅠDownspout disconnectionᅠstores stormwater and/or allows stormwater to infiltrate into the soil, thus contributing to the natural water retention calacity of the landcape.

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Last updated: 04 Mar 2015 | Top