Downspouts are pipes that connect with a home's gutter system and carry rain water and snowmelt from the roof to the ground or storm service, providing proper rain water and snowmelt drainage and diversion. Please note that the downspout should be located within your property and should not be discharging onto neighboring properties, including sidewalks and boulevard areas. Downspouts should be extended to a minimum of 3 ft. past the foundation.
Any downspout extension pipes should setback a minimum of 7 ft. from the front and rear property lines.
This will ensure water is properly absorbed within your property.
Should you need more information on Downspouts, please view the Homeowner’s Guide to Lot Grading on our webpage, or contact the Planning Department at 780-849-8004.