For a roof that is 1,000 square feet in size, it is possible for more than 600 gallons of storm runoff to be produced for every 1 inch of rain. By disconnecting your roof leader or downspout, you can prevent that water from entering our sewer system and causing sewage backups and overflows.
For detailed guidance and advice on how to disconnect your leader, visit the home and garden section of your local home improvement store.
Watch the video below to learn how you can reclaim and recharge excess water once you’ve disconnected your leader.
Illinois’ Oak Park Plumbing Inspector Jim Dee to learn how to disconnect your roof leader in this video.