What should I do with the roof drains from my single family dwelling?
Downspouts and gutters will collect and send out hundreds of gallons of water during a storm. Splash blocks at the bottom of the downspout serve as a way to absorb and spread the energy of the falling water. Downspouts should extend away from the house and be directed in a manner that will minimize the impact to adjacent, downstream properties. In particular, take precaution to not run the downspouts towards your neighbor’s structure. They should be routed to the closest stream, storm drain or area where the water is able to be absorbed into the ground before it harms a structure or adjoining neighbor’s property. If in doubt about the correct solution or if the drainage issue is more complex, a licensed Professional Engineer with expertise in storm drainage should be consulted.

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1. What is stormwater runoff?
2. What is the purpose of the Stormwater Quality and Control Chapter of the City of Wheat Ridge Code of Laws?
3. What is the difference between public and private drainage systems?
4. What should I do with the roof drains from my single family dwelling?
5. My neighbor has done some work on his lot and now I’m getting more runoff. What can I do?
6. My driveway culvert has become clogged and no longer drains properly. Will the City come out and clean out my culvert?
7. There is new construction behind my lot and I’m having drainage problems due to the construction. Is there anything the City can do to make the developer drain his development away from me?
8. Is the City responsible for ensuring proper drainage on my lot?
9. What is the right way to place the hose from your sump pump?