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Old 11-03-2009, 05:55 PM  
dao
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Default rain downspouts where the does the water go?

my gutter downspouts go into a drain next to the house its sealed with concrete does this drain to the sewer through the house system or is it independent? (my wife asked me where it goes i cant say i dont know ,its a guy thing you understand. if you dont have a real answer then give me a good lie)



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Old 11-03-2009, 07:14 PM  
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Back in the old days the storm sewers and the sanitary sewers were combined. So this pipe probably connects to the city sewer system. As populations grew, the storm water would overwhelm the sewer processing facility in a heavy rain and raw sewage would overflow into rivers. Most cities mandated that these down spout connections be removed.

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Old 11-04-2009, 01:56 PM  
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thanks travelover

next time she asks me that question i will have an answer

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