The City of Everett is in the process of inspecting specific northwest neighborhood downspouts in the combined sewer area. If your downspouts qualify for the program, the Conservation District will outline and install a downspout disconnection system for your home at no expense to you. Properly disconnecting your downspouts from the sewer system helps reduce the stress that heavy rainfall places on the combined system. Disconnecting your downspout can be accomplished efficiently with an elbow, pipe extension, and splash block (inquire at your local hardware store). If done accurately, it will assist in leading water away from your house to a suitable area where the runoff can spread and soak into the surrounding landscape or another pre-designated area. In addition to having a suitable area for water runoff, other factors determining the success of downspout disconnection include- having sufficient distance from adjacent property lines, the amount of slope your property has, and assurances that excess water will not affect neighboring properties. If your Everett property does not meet these minimum requirements, downspout disconnection is not advised.
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