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Gutters and downspouts play an important role in keeping your basement dry. Properly functioning gutters and downspouts direct large amounts of rainfall from your roof away from your home’s foundation and your basement.
Broken, separated, or missing gutters
Downspouts without extensions
Faulty storm sewer connections
During heavy rain, every downspout on your home can send 12 gallons of water a minute to the sewer system, which increases the risk of basement backups and sewer overflows. Disconnect and help keep excess water out of sanitary sewers. Disconnect your downspout and
Connect your disconnected downspout to a rain garden. Rain Gardens can be placed near downspouts on homes (although away from building foundations and sewer laterals) and should be slightly depressed to hold and infiltrate stormwater runoff.
How to Disconnect Your Downspout
Little or no downspout extension can cause pooling.
Downspout extension at an appropriate distance.
Thank you for helping protect our waterways!