Definition of downspout
: a vertical pipe used to drain rainwater from a roof
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Prevent mosquitoes from breeding by removing stagnant water from areas such as flowerpots, plastic containers, gutters and downspouts.
A cleaned out gutter or downspout will also go a long way to prevent flooding or additional pressure on a home, and parish officials are asking residents to help clear storm drains near their home.
Inflow results from inappropriate connections on sump pumps or downspouts.
The roof project will include replacing damaged sheathing and using new, higher-grade shingles, as well as replacing soffit and facia, downspouts and gutters.
Rain barrel workshop Build a rain barrel to collect runoff from a downspout, led by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District.
As part of the task, make sure that all the downspouts are connected properly to avoid them disconnecting later under the weight of rainwater.
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Definition of downspout for English Language Learners
: a pipe that carries rainwater from the roof of a building to the ground
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