Connection of downpipes
If in doubt – Stop and Shout! Connect downpipes as soon as possible to reduce the amount of stormwater on your site.
- Install temporary or permanent downpipes as soon as gutters are put up and even before the roof is on as this reduces site problems.
- During construction, roof run-off may be diverted to the roadside gutter or drain by connecting a temporary non-perforated pipe to the downpipe outlet.
- Make sure it’s in a place where it won’t be damaged or driven over.
- Connect down pipes to soak pits as soon as possible if they are part of the final design.