Detour Downspouts

Direct downspouts away from driveways or storm drains to green spaces or rain barrels. Pollutants picked up from your roof can be kept out of the waterways if they are first filtered and used by your existing vegetation. If the downspouts are directed to impervious surfaces like your driveway and storm sewer, they will make their way directly to the closest waterway. You can direct your downspouts directly onto vegetated surfaces, or install a rain barrel to collect the rain and distribute it as needed to other parts of your yard during drier periods.
Learn how to disconnect your downspout.


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