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    Default Downspouit discharge

    Is it permitted to have the downspout discharge into the perimeter drainage system?
    It seems to me that you wouldn't want to put any additional moisture into the drainage system.
    Sounds like a bad idea to me.

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    Default Re: Downspouit discharge

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Micheal Joseph View Post
    Is it permitted to have the downspout discharge into the perimeter drainage system?
    It seems to me that you wouldn't want to put any additional moisture into the drainage system.
    Sounds like a bad idea to me.
    Depends on local authority having jurisdiction.

    In most of the province (Ontario my area) it was a requirement years ago to be attached; over the years it has become part of a disconnect program on existing homes. Thus reducing the amount of storm water being dumped into the sewer system. In some areas reducing the load on the local water treatment and sewers, while supposedly helping to add water to our lawn.


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    Default Re: Downspouit discharge

    Yes, here it was standard practice up into the 80's to dump downspout water into the perimeter drains. The perimeter drain system would flow to a storm drain or out to a ditch.
    Some very old city houses here have perimeter drain systems connected to sewer, but that is not usual nor acceptable here.

    I often recommend pulling the downspouts out of the perimeter drains. A solid PVC pipe buried just below the surface should be installed. Downhill from the house, somewhere out and away from the house, it can be connected to the storm drain pipe if there is one, French drain, out to daylight down slope, or out to the ditch.

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    Default Re: Downspouit discharge

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    Default Re: Downspouit discharge

    Any drainage design drawings that I have seen have two pipes. The perforated (french or curtain drain) pipe with the holes facing downward and a non-perforated pipe that provides drainage from gutter downspouts and surface drains. Around here, soils engineers do not want to introduce surface water into the soil.

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