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How should I bury rain gutter downspouts? How far away should the extension go away from the house? How deep should the end of the extension be?

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Ideally, soil level will slope away from the house so gravity will carry downspout water away from the house foundation.

If you need to bury the downspout to carry rainwater away underground, take a look at this online resources:

http://clark.wsu.edu/horticulture/smallFarmProgram/water-diversion.pdf

 

Posted on 27 Feb 2007

Maggie Wolf
Horticulture Agent, Salt Lake County

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