Originally Posted By: jmichalski
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Do methods for dealing with downspout terminations vary from locality to locality, or is there a standard code?
I ask because I just inspected a home today where the downspouts end in black corrugated piping (not unusual) that goes underground towards the street - presumably to a point where it enters the street and storm drains. But I couldn't find a termination point, and I am wondering if there is some kind of homemade system that is connecting it to the waste drain...(which I assume is wrong, but I am trying to find someplace to document that). It occurred to me that some localities may not allow it be run into the street either, or perhaps that is also a violation of some code or standard.
Any thoughts? Thanks!