Re: Rainwater run-off
Preferably the downspout would be drained to municipal storm run off systems. You may be able to relocate the downspout to the other end of the gutter and/or install a drain line in the ground to carry the water to the desired location.
In lieu of municipal drainage, a drywell or French Drain could be installed. Exactly how that is done depends on the perk-ability of your soil and the area you have to work with.
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