What is a Downspout Disconnection?

One of the simplest things you can do to manage stormwater is to reroute your home’s rain gutters so that they don’t empty into the storm drain or onto impervious pavement.  Instead they can be redirected to rain barrels for harvesting or to infiltration areas such as flower beds or rain gardens.  Check out these resources for more information on downspout disconnection for your home:

DDE How To Guide for Downspout Disconnect (pdf)

James River Association Guide to Downspout Disconnection (pdf)

Water Environment Research Foundation